Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix has spoken about his 2017 vocal cord surgery.
And in a new interview with Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR, the singer admits he was terrified that his voice wouldn’t recover.
He says (via Blabbermouth (opens in new tab)): “In the recovery process, you don't speak. I didn't speak for two weeks before the surgery, because I tried to get the swelling to go down.
“It didn't go down, so I had to get surgery, so it was three more weeks of no speaking – that was intense.
“But in the recovery process, you try everything to avoid heartburn. So I cut out coffee, tomatoes — all those things that gave me heartburn. Now it's just a matter of just living more of a disciplined life as far as the food I eat.
“I don't drink alcohol, so that's not an issue to me. I'm just taking care of myself.”
He describes the process as “terrifying” and adds: “You just don't know if your voice is going to show up again. But luckily, I had one of the best surgeons in the business. She did Steven Tyler's, Adele's and Meghan Trainor's surgery.
“I've learned a lot about myself and my emotions, but also a lot about my voice and the importance of being able to live a life to support my career.”
Papa Roach will head back out on the road in August (opens in new tab), a run of shows that also includes an appearance at the UK’s Reading And Leeds festivals.