LATEST: Rockers Razorlight have cancelled their entire UK tour, because frontman JOHNNY BORRELL Is suffering from a throat infection.

Borrell fell ill after band performed in Denver, Colorado earlier this month (22JAN05). He left the stage mid gig blaming severe stagefright, but then cancelled a gig in Los Angeles five days later.

After seeing a doctor in LA, Borrell was diagnosed with laryngitis. He was prescribed antibiotics and the band were determined the illness shouldn't affect their eagerly awaited UK tour - but a voice specialist has banned Borrell from speaking or singing and they have been forced to pull all planned gigs in Manchester, Glasgow and London.

A statement reads, "It is with great regret that Razorlight announce the postponement of all dates on their forthcoming UK tour. Singer, Johnny Borrell, developed serious problems with his voice whilst on tour in the US. The band were forced to cut short their North American dates, cancelling the final sold-out show at Los Angeles's El Rey Theatre, whilst Johnny saw a specialist in Los Angeles.

"He was diagnosed as suffering from a laryngitis type infection, given an anti-inflammatory and banned from singing for at least two weeks. Johnny immediately flew home to London to consult a second vocal specialist who confirmed his condition, put him on a course of medication and ordered complete rest.

"While Johnny is frustrated by his enforced silence he is determined to recover as fast as he can and promises to make the re-scheduled shows the most memorable rock'n'roll nights of the year."

31/01/2005 17:34