Two mornings ago i awake from a burning pain running the inside of my ear down to the bottom of my throat. I think a hot shower and some hot tea will combat the fire but to no avail. I trace my steps back to think of any logical reason my body would be this angry with me. Nothing comes up. It hurts to speak, it hurts to swallow, it hurts to sing, 3 very important areas to my life, especially with being in the middle of a tour. I call bruces sister to get the skinny on whats going with my vox to see if its vocal damage or something else. She speaks to her peeps in the music posse and gets back to me with alarm. Either i'm bleeding in the throat, i have a viral something or other, or there's vocal strain going on! YIKES! So this is what bruces sister told me to do:
1) Don't speak between shows, only sing at shows
and don't give it the gusto i do while doing so
2) Drink hot tea right before performing
3) After the tour i can't speak or sing for a month
4) Spray this stuff in my throat to help the pain
A bit scary right now. It hurts all the time and its just one more thing on top of all that the devil has been throwing at me in the last 2 months. I'm hard pressed but not forsaken.
KEEP ME IN THE PRAYERS PLEASE!