Good news for fans of Thompson Square. The ACM Vocal Duo of the Year may soon be cleared to return to the stage after canceling a number of recent shows while Keifer Thompson deals with vocal problems.
"I had a really bad hemorrhage, and it's completely healed, resolved and the polyp is about 70 percent down, so they don't want to do surgery now," the singer tells Country Weekly.
Keifer wrote, "I was urged by doctors to cancel Thompson Square's appearances and go on complete vocal rest several weeks ago; however, neither Shawna nor I wanted to disappoint our fans, which we love and respect dearly."
They ended up canceling subsequent dates as he continued to heal. The singer says he reached out to others who've experienced vocal problems for advice and reassurance, among them Keith Urban, Gary Allan and Larry Gatlin. "[They] talked me off a ledge and told me that it was OK," he states.
Keifer's also been working with doctors and vocal coaches in learning new singing techniques to avoid future complications.