Sounds of silence: singers who lost their voices
Musicians whose singing voice was silenced
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It's the worst thing that can happen to a singer, the loss of their voice. Whether through injury, a medical condition, or overuse of the vocal cords, losing the ability to sing can have dire physical and psychological consequences for the performer, not to mention the potential loss of income through staying silent.
Click through the following gallery for a songbook of musicians who have lost their singing voice at some point in their careers.
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