The EDM star has a large nodule on his vocal cord that will require “invasive surgery”.
Bad news for EDM fans and good news for the rest of us – Steve Aoki will be out of action for a while, as he undergoes surgery to remove a large nodule on his vocal cord.
Typically vocal nodules are the kind of condition that affect singers, but Aoki told Billboard that years of screaming at shows has left his vocal cords in bad shape.
“For the past 20 years, all the screaming at my shows have severely messed up my vocal chords,” he said. “I’ve prolonged this surgery for quite some time, and the doc said it’s now or never.
“If I don’t save my voice, I won’t have one soon,” he continued. “I don’t have a choice. It has to be done. I’m really trying to cancel the least amount of shows as possible.”
As a result of the “invasive surgery”, Aoki has cancelled upcoming shows in Ibiza, Wijchen, Newcastle and We Are FSTVL in Upminster.
It’s not the only bit of bad news to befall Aoki fans this year – in January he announced he was reining in his signature cake tossing, and saving it only for “headline shows”.