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Boy George has ‘serious throat issues’ so Culture Club’s UK and US tours are off

Boy George has ‘serious throat issues’ so Culture Club’s UK and US tours are off

A ‘devastated’ Boy George announced on Facebook today that ‘serious issues’ with his throat have forced Culture Club to cancel both its US and UK tours.

The singer says he’s been having trouble with his voice for a few months now but had attributed it to tiredness and pressed on with his commitments.

When he finally saw a top throat doctor in Los Angeles, it was discovered that he has a polyp on one of his vocal chords which has hemorrhaged. Another vocal chord is ‘unusually enlarged’ and won’t close properly when he sings.

‘I never thought to check my throat because I have spent a lifetime just getting on with it,’ George writes. ‘I have been advised by doctors that to continue singing with this polyp would further damage my voice and could cause irreparable damage.

‘It’s a risk I cannot take.’

The singer writes that he has been getting ‘wonderfully supportive’ messages from fans and vows to get better so he can get back on tour.

‘I feel gutted to be letting people down. Such support makes my decision so much harder. To say I am devastated barely touches how I feel.’