Björk cancels festival dates due to vocal cord problems
Björk has been forced to cancel a round of summer festival dates due to vocal cord problems.
The Icelandic singer has pulled out of headlining appearances as part of the travelling Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain and Porto, Portugal in June as well as the Balaton Sound festival in Hungary and Russia's Afisha Picnic.
The news comes after Björk nixed the final two dates of her Buenos Aires residency as well as festival appearances in Brazil earlier this year to rest and receive treatment for an inflamed nodule on her vocal cords.
The singer has been touring this year in support of her Biophilia album and iPad app suite. In a Facebook posting, she said she should be back in action in six weeks time.
"We estimated that doing three residencies a year with couple of months between would be a rhythm my chords could take," she explained. "Then I got overexcited and when we threw the festivals into the mix and only leaving two weeks between new york shows and south america was too eager beaver ... the drop that filled the meter.
"I am very sorry and embarrassed about having to cancel things and having promised things and then not being able to keep my word," she added. "Truly breaks my heart. Especially to people who have already bought tickets."
In the meantime, she has promised to reschedule the dates and organizers of the Primavera Sound festival are offering refunds to ticketholders.
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