Steve Aoki has just announced via his Facebook that he must undergo emergency surgery or risk losing his speech.

All of the screaming he does at his shows for the past “20 years” has manifested in considerable strain on his vocal cords.

I’m deeply saddened to share some terrible news with you guys. For the past 20 years, all the screaming at my shows have severely messed up my vocal chords. As a result, I have to get surgery or else I cannot even speak anymore. I’ve prolonged this surgery for quite some time and the doc said its now or never. Because of this, I unfortunately have to cancel some of the shows listed below in Europe. I apologize to everyone who has been waiting to see me perform. I will make it up to all of you very soon! I promise. Thanks for understanding. Love you all!

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 – Newscastle, United Kingdom
June 1 – Aoki’s Playhouse- Ibiza, Spain

Steve Aoki | Facebook

We hope that Steve makes a quick recovery.

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