In December of 2009 [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Who[/lastfm] singer, Roger Daltrey, was coming off a six week tour when he noticed his voice wasn’t quite right.
“Suddenly my voice wasn’t behaving in a normal way. It was becoming hard work to sing,” Daltrey said.
CBSLocal in LA reports that just six weeks before his appearance at the Superbowl with The Who, Daltrey went under the care of Dr. Steven Zeitels.
It was the week before Christmas when Daltrey went in for surgery for evidence of pre-cancerous dysplasia.
“I had two weeks of silence,” Daltrey said. “Silence and no drinking. How’s that for a good Christmas. So, you know, it was the strangest Christmas I’ve ever had.”
Now Roger Daltrey considers each day he’s able to sing a gift.
Referring to Dr. Steven Zeitels, Daltrey says, “He swears that he’ll keep me singing ‘til I’m 80. I mean, that might upset some people – but it makes me happy.”
Watch Interview: Roger Daltrey Opens Up About Almost Losing Voice
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