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Alison Krauss Diagnosed With Dysphonia

Alison Krauss
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Alison Krauss is off the mic for awhile. The singer was recently diagnosed with the vocal condition dysphonia. 

Krauss, known for her beautiful voice and bluegrass-country sounds, is undergoing proper treatment for her recent diagnosis, and unfortunately, that treatment includes vocal rest. Dysphonia is a chronic condition which causes an inability to sing.

It sounds like Krauss is expecting a full recovery, as her representatives said via a statement, “We anticipate a smooth, quick recovery given proper treatment and adequate rest.” 

The songstress was expected to bring her smooth vocals to the IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, N.C. next week (Sept. 27). She was slated to perform as part of an “epic collaboration” set alongside Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas and Mark Schatz.

Unfortunately, when your job requires constant singing, sometimes these things happen. Shania Twain knows what it’s like to battle dysphonia — she has experienced a full recovery. Plus, many other country artists have been put on vocal rest for one reason or another, and although it’s tough work — as Keith Urban admitted after a three-week rest — it’s worth it. Superstar Miranda Lambert also canceled concerts last summer in order to restore her voice, due to a doctor-ordered vocal rest.

Best wishes to Krauss for a speedy recovery — hopefully her voice will be sounding good as new in no time!

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