Gabe Saporta Update: Vocal Cyst

So, last week I updated with news that Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship was on vocal rest due to throat problems.

Well, according to Gabe’s Twitter the situation is worse than previously thought.

I just got back from the throat doctor. Not good. I have a cyst on my right vocal cord.

Information on vocal cord cysts from this website:

A vocal cord cyst is a firm mass of tissue contained within a membrane (sac). The cyst can be located near the surface of the vocal cord or deeper, near the ligament of the vocal cord. As with vocal cord polyps and nodules, the size and location of vocal cord cysts affect the degree of disruption of vocal cord vibration and subsequently the severity of hoarseness or other voice problem. Surgery followed by voice therapy is the most commonly recommended treatment for vocal cord cysts that significantly alter and/or limit voice.

Earlier this year, Bill Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel went through the same situation and it resulted in the cancellation of the band’s European Tour. However, Gabe has already spoken out about the upcoming Sassyback Tour, slated to start October 7th.

Aw! Thx 2 every1 who’s been wishin me 2 get well. I’m not sick-My voice is just fucked. But no way cancelling! So if I fuck up, don’t b mad

Oh, Gabe. Like we could ever stay mad at you.