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I Prevail’s Brian Burkheiser On Recovery From A Vocal Injury: “I’ve Never Been One To Back Down…”

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 15 December 2017 at 11.16

"...I sure as hell am not going to start now."

Brian from I Prevail has written about his recovery from a recent vocal injury.

"As many of you know, I suffered a vocal injury on the latest I Prevail tour," he wrote.

"Initially, I tried my hardest to work through it, but as time went on the pain only got worse and it was determined I would need to go home to Michigan to be examined by my vocal doctor."

"I went in with optimism, but unfortunately my worst fear came true. I had developed a polyp on my vocal cord and after it didn’t respond to treatment or look to be healing on its own, it needed to be surgically removed."

"Luckily though, my surgery was successfully done by one of the best [laryngologists] in the country, Dr. Adam Rubin. I’m very grateful to him and his whole team who have helped me try to keep a positive light throughout this process and make my recovery as smooth as possible."

"Physically and mentally these last few months have been some of the most challenging of my life, but I know this experience will only make me a stronger person going forward. I’ve never been one to back down from a challenge, and I sure as hell am not going to start now."

"To end this, I just wanted to say thank [you] to everyone who has continued to support I Prevail over the years. You are the reason we do this. It meant so much to me that everyone continued to come out and support the shows where I was unable to perform. I want to give a huge thank you to my brothers in the band, especially Eric and Dylan for stepping up and carrying parts for me in my absence."

"It’s time to come back stronger than ever. It’s time to start writing LP2."

We're wishing him all the best. 


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