Justin Timberlake's 'Man of the Woods' Tour On Hold Due to Bruised Vocal Cords

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Justin Timberlake performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 22, 2018 in Las Vegas. 

Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods tour has been shut down due to his ongoing vocal cord issues.

The superstar singer had postponed a string of dates in recent weeks, as he tried to rehabilitate his troublesome throat.

However, the worst was confirmed by a spokesperson Wednesday and, later, in a social media post. JT is on the mend, but he’s not there yet and, on doctor’s orders, he won’t be able to perform again until the New Year. 

“Hey guys, I’m sure you have heard that I’ve had to postpone several tour dates due to bruised vocal cords,” he writes. “My vocal cords are healing, but they are not all the way back to normal yet, so my doctors want me to continue to rest my voice. They have asked me to hold off on singing until next month. I’m really sorry, I want to be back on the stage and I’m doing all I can to get there quickly.”

The Live Nation-produced tour hit the wobbles in late October, when Timberlake nixed a show at Madison Square Garden in New York, after the artist informed fans that "my vocal cords are severely bruised... I'm gonna make this up to you."  Other postponements followed, including dates in Buffalo, Tacoma, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Fresno, Portland and Wednesday night in Oakland

Timberlake's North America tour, in support of his fifth studio album, which opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 back in February, is booked solid between now and mid-March.

It’s unclear when JT will be back in action, and details on rescheduled dates haven’t been released.

See his full message below. 


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