Footage has surfaced of Nickelback stopping their August 3 show in Missouri, MO after vocalist Chad Kroeger struggled to sing. Kroeger addressed the crowd, saying he’d been battling some sort of illness, and suggested that they maybe stop the show so fans’ money wouldn’t be wasted. Which is a cool move, honestly.
“I can’t do this,” said Kroeger to the crowd, as transcribed by Blabbermouth. “I cannot sit here with a fucking absolutely destroyed throat and try to make it through this show and pretend like there’s nothing fucking wrong and take your fucking money, ’cause that is wrong. I’m having a hard time hittin’ fuckin’ notes. The doctor just jabbed me in the hip with some prednisone, and we all crossed our fingers backstage hoping this was gonna work.
“But I cannot, in good conscience, stand up here and sing these fuckin’ songs and have my voice crack and everything sound like shit. It’s driving me fucking nuts. So, I’ll tell you what. I could give it my best. I could keep just trying and we could just pull the fuck around if you want to.”
Nickelback ultimately played an abbreviated set of 15 songs, which is still pretty damn good!
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