SEBASTIAN BACH To Undergo 'Singing-Related' Surgery

July 12, 2017

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday morning (July 13). He wrote on his Facebook page: "This is the first surgery that I have had since I got my nose broke at the MÖTLEY CRÜE show [on the 'Generation Swine' tour in New York City].

He added: "Don't worry, the anesthetist has been warned!

"I'm kind of nervous, but that's how it goes, I guess.

"This surgery has nothing to do with my voice, or my throat, at all, but it IS singing related.

"After years of doing what I do, rock 'n' roll has taken a toll on a part of my body, and tomorrow I am going to get it fixed.

"Wish me luck! I'll see you on tour."

Bach spoke in a 2014 interview with Glide Magazine about how he takes care of his voice. He said: "I don't drink anymore, so I don't know what that means, but I have a scale called Bel Canto. You know, I'm still singing higher than ever. Even my speaking voice is quite high. I'm six-foot-four and my arms are super long, my legs are super long, my fingers are super long and I've always thought that maybe my vocal cords are super long. [Laughs] Because, like, when I listen to 'Push Away' on the new record, I'm singing higher than I've ever sang in my life. And that's insane to think about. But maybe I have tall vocal cords like the rest of me. [Laughs] Maybe I have a bigger depth of scales that matches my range of my voice. That would make sense, you know."

Asked if it surprises him that he is still hitting the high notes at his age, Bach said: "Yeah, it a hundred percent does. In the mid-nineties, when I didn't really try so hard 'cause I didn't think people wanted to hear that, I maybe would sometimes try and I wouldn't be able to do it, because I didn't have those muscles revved up and going. But once I get them going, I know how to keep them. It's just a way of singing. I save all my power for those super-high notes and I get it going like that and I try to sing as clean as possible and save the dirty part of my voice to use as little as possible. It's kind of like a trick. [Laughs]"

Sebastian recently confirmed that he was preparing to make the follow-up to his 2014 album "Give 'Em Hell".

The singer's autobiography, "18 And Life On Skid Row", came out last December via Dey Street Books (formerly It Books),an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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