Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller, never shy about singing hard and loud in concert, has suffered "full-blown hemorrhaged vocal cords" after the alt-country band's performance in Dallas on Sunday.
"Very painful," tweeted the singer, who will be on vocal rest for a week, forcing him to cancel a pair of appearances in Hudson Valley, NY, "for which I feel pretty bad."
Over the weekend, Miller and the Old 97's headlined a 20th anniversary celebration at the Barley House in their native Dallas.
This vocal cord situation is crazy. It feels like I have a cherry tomato stuck in my voice box. And not talking? How does one do that?
— Rhett Miller (@rhettmiller) April 11, 2013
Miller's next solo show is set for April 18 in Washington, DC. The Old 97's reconvene on May 17 at the Fort Worth Music Festival in Texas.
Watch the band, who recently released an expanded edition of their 1997 classic "Too Far to Care," perform for texting hockey fans in 2007: