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By Fábio Moniz
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has been facing ongoing health issues, so much so, that the veteran rock icon took to sharing the trials he’s been facing via social media, revealing that he has been working with a vocal coach during his recovery.
As first reported by Loudwire, Rose had the following to say, “I’ve been following Dr.’s orders, getting rest, working with a vocal coach and sorting out our sound issues. Seems good so far. Thanks again for everyone’s concern!”
Earlier this week, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus addressed the issue via Facebook saying, “Axl damaged his vocal cords.”
Sleeping in the stadium, instead of in the hotel, after the “Band had played two consecutive shows in Tottenham, England, on July 1st and 2nd,” Rose was forced to “Adjust his vocals and sing in his lower register for the rest of the concert.”
Even with the often embattled vocalist singing in the lower register, fans in attendance still recognized and appreciated Rose’s performance, sharing their comments on social media. User @TheGNRGiirl wrote, “So for those who don’t know, @axlrose changed his vocal approach during the @gunsnroses gig in London tonight. He brought out his low/deep voice on all songs. And you know what? It was fucking AWESOME. And I just really hope he knows that. He deserves to hear it.”
In the wake of the news, Guns N’ Roses Glasgow show, which was to take place on July 4th, was then canceled “Due to illness and medical advice,” although no other upcoming dates have been canceled nor postponed.
In footage available via the Guns N Roses’ Twitter page, Rose’s lower register can be heard in a live performance, in Dublin.
Rose’s ongoing issues aside, Guns N’ Roses will soldier on and will be heading back to the United States after scheduled performances in Italy, Austria, and Germany.
– Fábio Moniz is a columnist for www.vwmusicrocks.com and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org