Todd La Torre’s recent health issue led to the cancelation of Queensrÿche’s concert.
Queensrÿche was scheduled to perform at its Friday concert at Scout Bar in Houston, Texas when it announced a sudden change in plans. Blabbermouth confirmed that La Torre suddenly felt sick and could not perform at the show, leading to the cancelation.
Reports added that Queensrÿche’s concert at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas, was also canceled for the same reason.
The band has not released an official statement regarding the development.
La Torre joined Queensrÿche in 2012 after serving Crimson Glory as a lead singer from 2010 to early 2013. After becoming the new lead vocalist of the band, he immediately joined the band members on their world tour and wrote the 2013 self-titled album.
As of press time, he has already released four studio albums with Queensrÿche: “Queensrÿche,” “Condition Hüman,” “The Verdict,” and “Digital Noise Alliance.”
It remains unknown what happened to La Torre, but he was once known for being a cigarette smoker for three decades before quitting this year.
The 48-year-old musician shared a tweet on Feb. 25 in which he revealed that he hadn’t had a cigarette in over one month. When a fan told him that smoking is the leading cause of heart disease, La Torre replied, saying, “I hear ya. I know the damage is done, I can only hope I don’t die of lung cancer, heart disease, or stroke from 30 years of smoking. That’s addiction for ya.”
Todd La Torre Started Taking Care of His Voice
Before his recent health issue, he appeared in an interview on the “Talk Louder” podcast in 2022 during which he revealed that smoking had not affected his singing voice yet.
“I just performed 17 QUEENSRŸCHE songs in a row, which is – let’s be honest – it’s not easy stuff for people to sing, so it’s a very vocally demanding thing,” he went on.
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Some musicians who admitted smoking cigarettes revealed that it affected their voices years after first using it, including Pantera’s Phil Anselmo, former Iron Maiden’s Paul Di’Anno, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, and Accept’s Udo Dirkschneider.
Aside from his smoking issues, La Torre also opened up about feeling exhausted, anxious, and depressed due to his touring lifestyle. He revealed that his father died by suicide in 2014.
Queensrÿche and La Torre just resumed touring on March 3 at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, as part of their 2023 US tour. It remains unknown whether the next schedules will also be affected by La Torre’s condition.
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