Steve Aoki is going go be on the mend for a while. The 37-year-old electronic musician had to step out from five European shows to have surgery on his vocal cords, he announced with a Facebook video. “The doctor said I had no choice: I have to get surgery, or I will suffer irreparable damage,” he said. “If I don’t save my voice, I won’t have one soon.” Aoki tells Billboard that it’s a large nodule that needs invasive surgery.
These are the shows Aoki canceled:
May 25—Aoki’s Playhouse (Ibiza, Spain)
May 30—Emporium Festival (Wijchen, Netherlands)
May 31—We Are Fstvl (Upminster, United Kingdom)
May 31—Northern Lights (Newcastle, United Kingdom)
June 1—Aoki’s Playhouse (Ibiza, Spain)