WHITESNAKE's David Coverdale - "The Really Difficult Thing Is For Me To Shut The F Up"

August 13, 2009, 10 years ago

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In light of WHITESNAKE cancelling the rest of their US tour with JUDAS PRIEST, due to David Coverdale's severe vocal fold edema and left vocal fold vascular lesion, the frontman has issued the following update:

"Ahh... Good day, my Loves... I genuinely appreciate your care and concern, but, may I assure you all that I am now safely home and doing well... all I need to do is to rest my vocal cords for a couple of weeks. The really difficult thing is for me to shut the F up. I am not on any medication, other than room temp waters to stay hydrated. I have a list of do’s and don’ts... and don’t even think about it, mate! I'll be back to see the exceptionally good specialists in a couple of weeks. Until then, I would appreciate everyone not worrying... everything will be fine. I'm at my beautiful home, surrounded by all my books... all my big boy toys that will help keep me busy and distracted while I rest up. Mmm... my steam room... where I’ll be spending lots of reflective time... an incredible Tahoe Summer that I will enjoy to the max, and of course, my favourite family in the whole wide world.

Of course, I sincerely regret being unable to complete the Red Rocks show... that was tough... on such a gorgeous evening and after being given a heartwarming, inspiring reception. A hard decision to stop... and then to be unable to finish the US tour with Priest, but, obviously, it was not to be. With hand on heart I thank Judas Priest and their fine crew for extraordinary hospitality and camaraderie... and of course, my fantastic band and crew for their amazing support. Without a doubt, that includes the wonderful responses we received all over the US from you golden people. Treasured memories... thank you, a thousand times. Now... with respect, let's get on with our lives, my friends... Big Love & LIGHT...DC...XX."



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