Country star Brett Young cuts set short after voice gives out
Country singer Brett Young walked offstage after losing his voice after just one song in a performance on Saturday night.
Young, 48, was opening for Kelsea Ballerini in Sioux City, Iowa, and had to cut his slot short.
“Hey, what’s up y’all? I just walked off stage here in Iowa. It was the most bizarre thing. As you can tell, my voice is even worse now,” an audibly gravelly-voiced Young said in a Twitter video.
“Soundcheck was good, the whole day was good, and the last 15 minutes before I walked onstage, my voice started getting dry,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s allergies, if I’m sick — it feels laryngitis. I’m so sorry. This is literally my least favorite thing on the planet, to have to cancel a show, especially to have to do it onstage. I love you guys so much and I’m going to make this up [to you].”
— Brett Young (@BrettYoungMusic) May 5, 2019
In 2017, Young told reporters he loved touring, so the vocal disruption was likely extra upsetting to the “In Case You Didn’t Know” crooner.
“I love the road. I would call myself a roadie,” he said. “All the way down to sleeping on the bus. I love the way it sways and moves in the middle of the night. Everything about it is so great for me. I was built for this…I like it on the road I wouldn’t have it any other way. This is why I work so hard for the last 13 or 14 years to get into this position. I’m so grateful to be here.”