This just in from the White Stripes‘ official newsletter:
The White Stripes are unfortunately postponing their upcoming Japanese tour dates because Jack White is suffering from an acute vocal cord problem.
As part of his treatment, the doctors have instructed Jack not to speak or sing for the next 2 weeks.
We sincerely apologize to our Japanese fans and friends and hope to reschedule dates as soon as we can. For our friends in New Zealand and Australia, the band looks forward to seeing you at the Big Day Out.
The White Stripes newsletter team
Poor Jack. I think now would be a great time for him to rest up, kick back and relax by taking a sip of a nice refreshing Coca-Cola, don’t you? Or, who else is voting for Meg White to just do the whole Japanese tour solo?
Well, in the meantime you can buy the entire White Stripes video catalog off of iTunes–From “Hotel Yorba” to “My Doorbell.” Radtastic.