K Camp has revealed that his performing career is on hold as he prepares to undergo surgery for ruptured vocal cords. This unknown condition has silenced many beloved artists, and the Atlanta rapper’s announcement on Instagram has left fans concerned about his future in music.
K Camp Asks For Fans’ Prayers
On Nov. 13, K Camp took to Instagram to share the news of his upcoming vocal surgery. He expressed gratitude that the condition is not cancerous and emphasized the importance of his fans’ support during this time:
“Dear fans, I wanted to share some important news. I’ll be undergoing vocal surgery in a few days. Good news is that it’s not cancerous. Your support means the world to me. Let’s pray that this doesn’t affect me or my music . Thank you for your understanding and love during this time,” K Camp said.
The “Lottery” rapper did not specify how long he will be unable to perform, but the surgery was scheduled for Nov. 15, and he won’t be able to speak until he has fully healed.
Silencing Artists: Vocal Cord Injuries
Ruptured vocal cords are typically caused by trauma to the vocal cords, which can result from sustained or loud talking. This trauma causes small blood vessels in the vocal cords to rupture, leading to a loss of voice.
Unfortunately, K Camp is not the only artist to face this issue. Legendary rap group Run-DMC member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels has shared his experience of losing his voice and suffering from larynx spasms due to excessive performing and screaming on stage. McDaniels also attributed his alcoholism as a contributing factor.
Another example of an artist affected by a vocal cord injury is Dallas rapper The D.O.C. In November 1989, he was involved in a near-fatal car accident that left him with a raspier voice. Despite his rising career, at the time, the accident and resulting injuries significantly impacted his vocal abilities.
The ‘Pretty Ones’
In an April 2023 interview with SOHH, K Camp discussed his Pretty Ones Tour and various business moves he was making in his career. He also addressed the viral success of his single “Renegade” and its impact on social media.
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