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Jon Bon Jovi Addresses Vocal Chord Surgery

Jon Bon Jovi is opening about whether he’ll be able to tour after undergoing vocal cord surgery in 2022.

In a recent radio interview, the iconic Bon Jovi frontman, 61, said that he’s still recovering from the medical procedure and can’t confirm if he’ll be able to hit the road in support of the New Jersey band’s forthcoming album, Forever, which arrives this summer.

“I don’t know about a tour,” Bon Jovi told Mix 104.1 Boston. “It is my desire to do a tour next year, but I’m just still recovering from a major surgery.”

The “Livin’ on a Prayer” singer underwent surgery in 2022 after one of his vocal cords was “atrophying” — with one being “thick as the thumb” and the other being “thick as a pinky,” according to People.

“Although I’m well on the road to recovery and was able to take my time and do a song a day when I made the record, my need, want, desire is to be able to do two-and-a-half hours a night four nights a week for months on end,” Bon Jovi told the radio outlet. “And so I’m working towards that goal.”

Earlier this year, Jon Bon Jovi was honored at the MusiCares 33rd Person of the Year annual gala in Los Angeles. During the Feb. 2 event, he performed “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” with Bruce Springsteen. Other performers included Melissa Etheridge, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Pat Monahan, Shania Twain and the Goo Goo Dolls.

Bon Jovi’s 16th album, Forever, is scheduled for release on June 7. The Jersey giant’s dropped the LP’s first single, the upbeat rock bop “Legendary,” on March 14.

“This record is a return to joy. From the writing, through the recording process, this is turn up the volume, feel good Bon Jovi,” Jon Bon Jovi said in a statement.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Matthew Fox