The Subways have been forced to cancel their upcoming US tour because doctors have told singer Billy Lunn to take time off from performing so they can treat nodules that have been found on his vocal chords. A rescheduled show due to take place last night in Bristol was also called off.
A statement posted on the band’s website reads thus: “It is with much regret and disappointment that The Subways must cancel the rescheduled show at the Bristol Carling Academy (April 24) due to the continued loss of Billy Lunn’s voice. After consulting with doctors and throat specialists, agreed diagnosis was made that Billy has developed nodules on his vocal chords. Billy has been advised to halt all current touring and treat the condition. It is hoped by the end of May we will be in a position to reschedule the cancelled UK dates but all tickets are refundable if requested. Billy, Charlotte and Josh are obviously hugely disappointed and frustrated by the current situation and look forward to playing again as soon as possible. They would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding and very much appreciate all the kind words of support that fans have expressed in wishing Billy a speedy recovery.”