Bunbury cancels his last goodbye due to the severe pain in his throat
In February, he wrote a lengthy statement during his Mexican tour, explaining the reason for his vocal cord problems
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Spanish singer Bunbury, former leader of the legendary band Héroes del Silencio, could not fulfill his wish to say goodbye to his fans from the stage. In a surprising statement released in the early hours of Sunday, May 15, the singer announced the suspension of his final tour that he scheduled in the U.S. and Spain.
After completing only two performances in the United States, his painful throat problems forced him to make the most difficult decision. Tens of thousands of fans will be left with the desire to listen live to hits like "El extranjero," "Alicia," "El viento a favor," "Lady Blue" and "El club de lo imposible" for the last time.
In February, he wrote a lengthy statement during his Mexican tour, explaining the reason for his vocal cord problems. Then, he specified that the concerts that were pending until September 2022 would be the last ones of his career. Unfortunately, he was unable to complete the tour.
“From the moment I leave my house and trips and shows begin, I feel a compendium of symptoms and pains from the morning until the moment I get on stage. I have heard different names and diagnoses. The reality is that my throat closes up and irritates, and my airways make even the slightest exercise and execution of my work difficult,” he wrote.
What was once a pleasure and delight has become "an immense source of pain and suffering."
Born in Zaragoza, Bunbury spent most of his life dedicated to music. At the beginning of the farewell tour, everything seemed to be going smoothly. The first shows in Atlanta and New York "were fabulous, both on the part of the public and on our part, I think I can say with some pride."
But the good feelings didn’t last long.
Despite having scheduled the concerts with enough time to rest, when he moved to Chicago, he realized he couldn't sing any more. His last sentence on stage at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn was "don't forget about us, forever." The more than 3,300 attendees could not believe his words, which foreshadowed that Bunbury would never perform live again.
With deep sadness and frustration, the Spanish singer did not want to continue postponing shows. Since his tour in 2015 and 2016, concert cancellations were a constant. With the forced break of the pandemic, Bunbury felt renewed energy to resume his activity, but it proved to be an impossible task.
“My throat and breathing problems increased, and what I thought was going to be controlled, is completely out of my hands and desires. With all the pain in my heart I have to anticipate what I already saw imminent. It is impossible for me to do more concerts,” wrote the singer.
Those who bought tickets to his shows will be refunded with the paid amount, and wait for Bunbury's promise to be fulfilled. He assured that he would continue composing music and poetry. The great dilemma is whether his battered vocal cords will allow him to re-enter a recording studio.