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  • Duran Duran Cancels European Tour Due to Simon Le Bon's Throat Problems

    Thu, 07 Jul 2011 09:36:44

    Duran Duran Cancels European Tour Due to Simon Le Bon's Throat Problems - He has to undergo physical therapy

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    Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon began suffering from throat problems this May and things are apparently worse, as Duran Duran have had to cancel the rest of their European tour so the singer can undergo physical therapy for damaged muscles that are preventing him hitting his notes.

    "This has been an extremely difficult decision to make as the injury I seem to have sustained is an internal one and so no one can tell me exactly how long it's going to take to mend completely," Le Bon wrote on the band's website "Every day I can see an improvement and each week I recover a part of my upper range. What the doctor's don't want me to do, however, is risk any further damage, so they are saying I need to take some more time away from shows to get back to full strength... I am lucky that this has never happened to me before, in thirty years, and that the injury, whilst extremely frustrating is nothing more serious. I am doing everything I can to work through this and get back on track as soon as possible. We have an incredible production we've been working on for this tour – and the new songs are sounding great. This couldn't have come at a worse time – but I am trying to be philosophical about my recovery as there's nothing else I can do."

    We wish Le Bon the best of luck in healing up that strained voice of his. Better to get rest now so as not to incur further damage.

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    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.07.11




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