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Other singers who have cancelled performances due to throat problems Tom Jones: The big-voiced crooner cancelled tour dates at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 2007 after suffering from a throat infection. He has been quoted in the past as hailing Vocalzones "the best throat pastilles in the world."

Status Quo: Guitarist and singer Rick Parfitt was diagnosed with a tumour on his larynx (voice box) and cancelled a Status Quo tour while he had an operation to remove the growth.

The Police: Raspy-voiced Sting cancelled some shows on the band's 2007 European tour due to a throat infection. Fans preparing to see performances at Manchester's MEN arena lost out on hundreds of pounds after organisers cancelled the gigs with a day's notice.

Jordin Sparks: The winner of the sixth series of American Idol was diagnosed with an acute vocal chord haemorrhage last year and was forced to pull out of her tour with Alicia Keys.

Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger suffered a bout of laryngitis in 2006 which led to the band rescheduling and cancelling tour dates in the USA. The 63-year-old rocker was ordered by his doctor to rest after developing the illness.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 8, 2009
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