Rockers Whitesnake have quit their U.S. tour with Judas Priest to allow singer DAVID COVERDALE to recover from throat problems.
The Here I Go Again singer visited a throat specialist after experiencing pain during a show in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday night (11Aug09) and was diagnosed with severe vocal fold edema and a left vocal fold vascular lesion.
A statement from the band reads, "He (Coverdale) was instructed to cancel all performances for the next two weeks and then undergo a further examination.
"The doctors told us we were fortunate this was caught at a stage where no apparent permanent damage has been caused."