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Alison Krauss Diagnosed With Dysphonia, Cancels Concert

Alison Krauss Diagnosed With Dysphonia, Cancels Concert
9/23/2013 12:45 PM ET

Alison Krauss has been diagnosed with a vocal condition known as dysphonia, which has forced her to cancel an upcoming appearance at the IBMA World of Bluegrass Festival, which takes place from September 24-27 at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, N.C.

A statement on the singer's website said that "Krauss was recently diagnosed with a vocal condition called dysphonia. Alison has been advised to have vocal rest, and therefore will not be performing at Wide Open Bluegrass next weekend."

As for how long the singer may be sidelined, the statement indicated that the Krauss camp "anticipates a smooth, quick recovery given proper treatment and adequate rest."

Dysphonia can include various conditions like vocal paresis, laryngitis, vocal nodes or trauma. Symptoms may include a hoarse or rough voice, dryness of the throat, and difficulty with singing in the upper range. The main treatment for dysphonia is resting the vocal chords.

by RTT Staff Writer

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