Frank Ocean Tears Vocal Cord In Melbourne, Cancels Australian Tour

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Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean has been forced to pull the plug on his first Australian tour following a single performance in the city of Melbourne.

According to promoters at LiveNation Australia, Frank Ocean’s team decided to cancel his remaining tour dates down under following a medical emergency that arose during Frank’s Melbourne appearance. In a tweet sent out just before 2AM this morning, the promoter wrote, “Regrettably we can confirm that Frank Ocean’s remaining Australian shows have been cancelled. Standby for further information.” A press release sent out by Ocean’s team a short while later confirmed this report and added news that the singer has torn his vocal cord. The release reads:

“After last night’s concert in Melbourne at Festival Hall, it was necessary to seek medical advice due to vocal issues Frank Ocean experienced during the show. It has subsequently been confirmed that Frank has suffered a small tear to one of his vocal cords and has received medical advice that he must rest his voice. This makes the completion of his remaining Australian dates impossible. Unfortunately due to Frank Ocean’s tight tour schedule it is not possible to schedule replacement dates, however we will be working to confirm a return to Australia as soon as is practical.”

Ocean was scheduled to play five additional sold out shows in Australia. We will post further updates regarding the rescheduled dates and Ocean’s health as more information becomes available.

Rest easy, Frank. Music needs your voice.

James Shotwell

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