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.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).