DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN Undergoes Surgery To Fix And Reverse Damage To His Septum

August 18, 2006

DISTURBED's David Draiman underwent successful surgery on August 15 to fix a deviated septum which was making breathing difficult and affecting his vocal abilities on stage.

As it has been reported in the press, the band has been forced to miss numerous shows on their current album cycle due to the problems David was encountering with his voice. Draiman went through the process of visiting many specialists over the last calendar year before doctors arrived at the conclusion that he would need to undergo septo-plasty to reverse and correct the damage that three broken noses have done to his septum over the last several years. The surgery will enable Draiman to breathe through his nose which takes pressure off of his throat and vocal chords that were becoming dry and irritated.

David said, "I'm excited and relieved that the surgery is over and cant wait to get back on the road to see our fans in Europe and to make up the dates we missed."

DISTURBED drummer Mike Wengren recently told Launch that the band has no intention of coming off the road anytime soon. According to Wengren, the Chicago-based band is already planning its third Music As A Weapon tour for sometime this fall. "After Ozzfest we're supposed to go over to Europe, and then when we come back, we're hoping to put together Music As A Weapon," he said. "I don't have any confirmed dates, but we're hoping that's gonna come out, you know, November-ish through, say, February of '07, you know. It's gonna be a nice, long run."

Previous Music As A Weapon tours have featured bands like CHEVELLE, TAPROOT and DROWNING POOL in addition to the headliners.

DISTURBED's "Ten Thousand Fists" album has sold 1.19 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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