Thomas Rhett Returns To Social Media With An Update On His Vocal Cords: ‘It’s The Quietest I’ve Been In About A Decade’

Thomas Rhett returned to social media on Tuesday (Sept. 6) with an update on his vocal issues.  The superstar shared…


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September 6, 2022


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Thomas Rhett returned to social media on Tuesday (Sept. 6) with an update on his vocal issues. 

The superstar shared a heartfelt video message with fans, delivering the good news that his doctors have cleared him to return to the stage. 

Thomas Rhett; Photo by John Russell/CMA
Thomas Rhett; Photo by John Russell/CMA

“Hey what’s up everybody, Thomas Rhett here. I just wanted to say thank y’all so much for all the well wishes over the last 10 days,” Rhett says in the clip. ”The doctors over at Vanderbilt put me on vocal rest. My cords were pretty dad gum swollen and inflamed and it’s been a week for sure.”

He then jokes, “I think it’s the quietest I’ve been in about a decade.”

As the video continues, Rhett gives fans an update on the condition of his vocals after a recent Doctor’s visit. 

“I went back this morning and they checked my cords again and all the inflammation is down,” Rhett continues.  ”So, I’ve been cleared to go, cleared to sing and so I will see y’all in Tuscaloosa next Thursday. I really look forward to that show, but again I just wanted to hop on here and say thank y’all so much for the love and just for the well wishes. Glad to be back, glad to be singing again. Hope y’all had a great week and we’ll see you then. Take care.”

Rhett’s update comes after he was forced to postpone his Bring The Bar To You tour date in Chula Vista, CA, at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre due to “vocal irritation and swelling.”

The “Half Of Me” singer made the difficult decision to cancel the concert after consulting with doctors. 

“Hey San Diego, It breaks my heart to say this but unfortunately I am not able to sing tonight due to vocal irritation and swelling and we are having to cancel the show at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre,” Rhett wrote at the time. 

He then apologized to concertgoers for the last-minute cancelation and expressed sorrow for those who traveled a far distance to the show.

“I am so sorry this announcement is so close to show time. For those of you who have already traveled to the show I sincerely apologize,” Rhett continued. ”We’ve been working all day to try and make the show happen, but it’s just not going to be possible and have been advised not to perform this evening.”

Thomas Rhett; Photo By Andrew Wendowski
Thomas Rhett; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

He concluded his statement by letting fans know that “everyone will be offered a refund at point of purchase. I love you, Home Team and hate that we are unable to play for you tonight.”

The Bring The Bar To You Tour, which runs through mid-October, also features special guests Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.

The superstar recently announced plans to extend his tour into 2023 with the addition of his just-announced Canadian dates, which will feature Jordan Davis and Kameron Marlowe.

“It’s been an absolute blast being back out on the road this summer and we are so excited to take the tour to Canada next year,” Rhett shared. “It feels like forever since we were last able to play for those fans. They always bring an insane amount of energy and we cannot wait to get up there and see them again.”

Earlier this year, the country hitmaker released his sixth studio album, Where We Started, which features Rhett’s latest single “Half Of Me” featuring Riley Green.

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Rhett’s duet with Green is not the only collaboration on his new album. Rhett also teamed up with fellow country artists Tyler Hubbard (of Florida Georgia Line) and Russell Dickerson on “Death Row,” a redemptive track inspired by a visit the trio made to a Tennessee-based prison and with pop star Katy Perry on the emotional title track, “Where We Started.”

The project also features the chart-topping hit “Slow Down Summer,” which marked Rhett’s 19th career No. 1.

Rhett’s next scheduled tour date is September 8th at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.