Garfunkel has been having the problem, called vocal paresis, for the last two years and has been forced to call off other appearances. The announcement cancelling the shows read:
Legendary singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Art Garfunkel has been forced to postpone the remaining 10 concerts he had scheduled for 2012. Since doctors discovered a weakened vocal cord in 2010, the singer has been working on mending his voice and is intent on making a full recovery.
Garfunkel regrets the disappointment to fans who bought tickets as well as the venues and promoters who worked to make these shows a success. 'I had such hopes of being finally ready to perform. How painful to try and not be quite yet there,' says Garfunkel. Manager John Scher says, 'Art wants to perform, more than anything. He's going to come back stronger than ever.'