Wrestling legend Chris Jericho has announced that his band Fozzy has been forced to suspend the rest of their 2022 tour due to his throat injury.
Fozzy has issued a statement explaining why they are unable to make the rest of the shows scheduled for the rest of this year. Jericho is the lead singer for the band, which he has been a part of for over 20 years.
Jericho has been dealing with bruised larynx injury since AEW’s Quake at the Lake Dynamite episode on August 10 when he faced Jon Moxley for the AEW World Title. While Jericho has continued to wrestle, he’s not able to sing with his band.
An official statement was made on Fozzy’s website as well as the band’s social media like Facebook and Jericho’s social media as well. Jericho said that the band was postponing their scheduled US dates while moving many of them to 2023.
After five weeks of waiting for my bruised larynx to heal with minimal results, my Laryngologist sent me for a vocal stroboscope today (Thursday, September 15). This is a procedure in which a camera with a strobe light attached, takes detailed pictures of your vocal cords to find any hidden issues. Now, I’ve never seen my vocal cords before (have you seen yours?!), but once I got past their gnarly appearance, I could see what the Doctor’s were seeing plain as day….that the left side of my larynx is still bruised and swollen. Good news is it’s not permanent and it IS healing! Bad news is I still need more time to heal, in order to be able to sing at 100%. Therefore we are forced to postpone and reschedule the rest of the 2022 US leg of the Save The World Tour. Nobody likes to move shows, least of all me, but if Fozzy and I can’t give you 100% during each and every show we do, we won’t do them. Therefore we are moving the shows to the spring of 2023.
We will see you at the rescheduled dates in 2023 and in the meantime thank you for your love and support and for making I Still Burn our biggest hit since Judas! We love you!
ALL TICKETS WILL BE HONORED FOR RESCHEDULED DATES*
Thu 13 Apr – Charlotte, NC – Underground
Fri 14 Apr – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Sat 15 Apr – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Sun 16 Apr – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl
Mon 17 Apr – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
*Due to scheduling conflicts; Montreal, Toronto, Richmond, Lowell, and Albany will not be rescheduled. Please contact the venue for a refund.
The band’s website still lists UK dates for the month of November as well as an Australia-New Zealand tour from November 28th to December 4th.
Jericho lost to Bryan Danielson in the main event of the September 14 episode of Dynamite. On the September 21 edition of Dynamite, Jericho will challenge Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH World Title.