Clutch's Neil Fallon Feared He'd Never Sing Again

04/29/2014
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(Classic Rock) Clutch frontman Neil Fallon feared he'd never sing again after major surgery. The 42-year-old is back on the road after last year's surgery in which he had screws inserted in his neck to repair long-standing back problems.

But the procedure involved doctors putting a tube down his throat - which they warned could have permanently damaged his vocal cords. Fallon tells Get Your Rock Out: "I knew this was a really serious thing. What really scared me was that you get put completely under and they jam a ventilator down your windpipe.

"They have to yank your oesophagus and your trachea off to one side. I was told by the doctor that I may come out of this unable to sing again. The pipe goes past your vocal cords and it's such a violent procedure that sometimes the vocal cords can get torn."

Fallon tested his voice almost as soon as he woke up from the surgery. "I kind of sat there when I came to and the first thing I did was try to hum a tune. But I was so high on morphine I couldn't tell you what it was."

Read more and watch the interview here.

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