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TWIN LAKES, WI - JULY 25: Singer/Songwriters Tyler Farr performs at Country Thunder - Day 3 In Twin Lakes, Wisconsin on July 25, 2015 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)

It’s a story we have heard over and over again. Country artist gets a few hit songs then goes out on some big tours and watches as his career begins to skyrocket.

And then, tragedy hits.

It’s exactly what has happened to country-hitmaker Tyler Farr, who announced Jan. 27 that after undergoing microlaryngeal surgery to remove a vocal polyp on his vocal chords, that he has been placed on total vocal rest.

“This is the last thing I would’ve ever expected,” says Tyler in a press release. “I sing hard, and I give it everything I have every night, but I really believed I was putting my training to work. After a #1 song, an awesome tour with Jason [Aldean] and getting engaged, this is not how I thought I was going to be winding up 2015.”

Tyler goes on to say that he became aware that there was a problem while out on tour with pal Jason Aldean in the summer of 2015. The Missouri native’s worries surrounding his condition only increased after a bout with bronchitis late last year. The health scare will force Tyler to cancel all of his shows for the next few months.

“I hate canceling shows, especially the upcoming tour with my buddy Lee Brice, but I never want to give the fans less than everything… And I know the sooner I let my body heal, the sooner I can get back out there – and the fewer problems I will have in the long run,” Tyler says. “To me, it’s never about the next few days, but doing the right thing overall, and now I’m under doctor’s orders.”

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Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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