Jon Bon Jovi Says He Doesn’t Understand Why God Has Taken Away His Vocal Ability

At the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California, on Friday (February 9), Jon Bon Jovi delved into a personal crisis during a discussion on the upcoming BON JOVI docuseries “Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story.” He detailed the vocal injury that nearly halted his career, highlighting the severity of the challenge he faced.

Jon Bon Jovi said:

“I pride myself on being a true vocalist. I’ve sung with Pavarotti. I know how to sing. I’ve studied the craft for 40 years. I’m not a stylist who just barks and howls. I know how to sing.

” So when God was taking away my ability, and I couldn’t understand why, I jokingly said the only thing that’s ever been up my nose is my finger. So there was no reason for this. […]

“One of my cords was literally atrophied. So my vocal cords, they’re supposed to look parallel. So let’s pretend one of them looks as thick as my thumb and the other one is as thick as a pinky.

”So the strong one was pushing the weak one aside. And I wasn’t singing well. So my craft was being taken from me.

“Fortunately, I found a surgeon who was able to do this really cutting-edge implant to build the cord back up. It’s still in the process.”

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