PAPA ROACH bassist Tobin Esperance says that singer Jacoby Shaddix is "doing good" after undergoing vocal polyp removal surgery last month.
Speaking to Metalshop, Esperance said about his bandmate (see video below): "The first two shows [after the surgery] went really well, and his voice is holding up and he sounds great and he feels good. He just has to stick to his… It's kind of like a strict regimen of just conserving his voice, like not talking too much during the day, warming up and eating the right kind of foods that don't agitate the vocal cords, like acid reflux-type stuff. Just things you've gotta do over the years.
"When we were younger, when we first started, it didn't matter — you just did it all," he continued. "And you didn't think about the wear and tear. But even having a couple of drinks [now] at the end of the night, I get a fucking headache if I drink too much. I wake up in the morning, and I'm, like, 'Goddamn! What the fuck?' And that didn't use to be like that. Oh, man — the good old days."
Back in 2012, Shaddix had surgery to remove a nodule on his vocal cord.
Shaddix told Rolling Stone five years ago that his vocal cord problem was caused by "all the stresses in your life, whether they be emotional, physical, sleep deprivation or just overuse. I got clean and sober and I was getting my life together, [then] me and my wife split up and that just flipped my whole entire world upside down. I wasn't sleeping, I wasn't eating, I was wigging out. And all the while I was sober going through this shit... and I was singing six, seven hours a day. That by itself can cause the issue that I have."
PAPA ROACH has spent the last few months touring in support of its ninth studio album, "Crooked Teeth", which was released on May 19 via Eleven Seven Music.