Following Guns N’ Roses’ cancellation of their performance in Glasgow earlier this week, frontman Axl Rose addressed his health issues in a statement on his social media, adding that he was working with a vocal coach while recovering .
The band played back-to-back gigs in Tottenham, England on July 1 and 2, and on the second night the singer admitted to the crowd that he was struggling a bit and had slept in the stadium last night. previous night rather than at their hotel. He then adjusted his voice and sang in his low register for the rest of the concert.
Then, on Monday July 4, Guns announced that he would cancel his show in Glasgow, scheduled for the following night, “due to illness and medical advice”. They have yet to cancel any other upcoming dates.
“I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes! It is much appreciated! We apologize for the inconvenience of postponing Glasgow,” Rose wrote in a post on her Twitter. “I followed Dr’s orders, rested, worked with a voice coach, and fixed our sound issues. Sounds good so far. Thanks again for the concern of all !”
“At the end of the day, it’s about giving you the fans the best of ourselves and the best time we can give you and that’s all I, the band and the team are focused on. you in Munich!”
Although it was never specified what Rose did, guitarist Richard Fortus wrote in a Facebook post earlier this week that the frontman was “really struggling. He damaged his vocal chords.” .
Based on some of the reactions on Twitter and Reddit, many GN’R fans enjoyed hearing Rose perform the songs in her baritone voice, and are supporting her in the future if it means it will be better for her health at long term.
“His range was one of the best at the time (from the videos I’ve seen). The lower tone is so understated and the songs would still sound good, he’d probably have more fun knowing that he doesn’t force his already damaged sound He has to be aware of himself to know he can’t do what he was doing anymore and the fans would understand,” one user wrote on Reddit.
Watch a video of the band performing “Nightrain” over the weekend below to hear it for yourself.
The band’s next gig in Munich is scheduled for tomorrow (July 8), and then they have a handful of shows left in Europe before heading home for the summer. See all dates and get tickets here.
Guns N’ Roses – ‘Nightrain’ (Live in Tottenham 2022)
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