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Art Garfunkel Cancels Remaining Tour Dates Due to Vocal Issues

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One week after calling off a pair of shows in Sweden, the singer scraps the rest of his 2012 performances.

Art Garfunkel has called off the rest of his 2012 tour dates so that he can mend his voice.

Over the last two years, the singer has been suffering from vocal paresis which has been the cause previous show cancellations, among them: seven of his last eight performances. 

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Garfunkel had 10 shows on the schedule for the remainder of this year, including six this month, two in November and one in December.

In a statement issued on Monday, Garfunkel is quoted as saying, “I had such hopes of being finally ready to perform. How painful to try and not be quite yet there." Adds manager John Scher: "Art wants to perform, more than anything. He’s going to come back stronger than ever.”

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The statement goes on to say: "Since doctors discovered a weakened vocal cord in 2010, the singer has been working on mending his voice and is intent on making a full recovery. Garfunkel recently did extensive promotion for his new album, The Singer, a career retrospective (which contains two songs he recorded earlier this year). ... Garfunkel regrets the disappointment to fans who bought tickets as well as the venues and promoters who worked to make these shows a success."

On Oct. 1, reports claimed that Garfunkel was a "no-show" to two nights of Sweden's "Night of the Proms" tour.

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