Cobra Starship lead singer Gabe Saporta’s recent vocal cord issues have been well documented, to say the least. Gabe was diagnosed with a vocal cyst right before the Sassyback Tour began and refused to cancel the dates for surgery. This led to Ryland Blackinton taking over vocals for Gabe on occasion and even then a few dates on the tour were rescheduled.
So it’s disappointing but not surprising that Cobra have been forced to cancel their dates in the UK. But since Gabe is one of the coolest guys in music, he blogged an apology:
so i want to apologize again to everyone in the UK. i want to thank everyone else who’s been defending us, but honestly, i’d be pretty bummed too if i bought tickets to see a band and they postponed twice. so i understand if you hate us because of it, but i just want to let you that i’m not fucking with you guys. this is real problem. definitely more serious than i act about it. after i injured my voice over the summer, the dr said that i needed to cancel everything for the rest of the year, rest my strained vocal muscles, and have surgery. and i was like, “what? who the fuck am I? celine dion? who gives a fuck if my voice is scratchy.” And then it started getting worse, but still my attitude was that i was gonna ride the train into the fucking ground. i just wanted to finish our record and do our tours. but they convinced me to postpone UK – and it was def the wise thing to do because otherwise we would not have made it through the year. we left for tour with about 3/4ths of the record finished. Came home about a week ago. Rested up. And yesterday i was supposed to start singing again to finish up the vocals. I went in there, and couldn’t do it. Even the low notes that are easy for me to sing sound like grating bones. and it fucking sucks. really fucking sucks. i gotta take steroids that keep me up all night and make me insane. and they are supposed to help. and i thought finishing the record wasn’t gonna be a problem. but it is. and it stresses me the fuck out.
I’m sure most Cobra fans will join me in wishing Gabe a speedy recovery and urge him to do what’s best for him and his band. Also, we love you for the last few lines of your blog:
so not to make light of your anger towards us, but i’m really pissed too, and i have no one to really direct it at. at least you can blame us. but who am i gonna blame? my vocal cords? they’ve got it bad enough as it is. plus they look like a vag:
Leave even more “Get Well” wishes for Gabe in the comments. And comment on his luscious, sexy…um, vocal chords.