The reviews of Bon Jovi's recent tour haven’t been glowing, and now Justin Hawkins of The Darkness has called on Jon to seek vocal therapy.
On his YouTube series, Justin Hawkins Rides Again, said, “It sounds like he needs some kind of [vocal] therapy. It doesn’t sound like it’s a polyp or some sort of lump on his vocal cords, because that would be more unpredictable -- he would be hitting the notes, and then it would squeak off and it would do something unexpected.”
Hawkins added, “But that’s not what’s happening here. This sounds like he’s super-tired.”
He went on to say, "It sounds like something he’s gonna need some therapy with -- actually talk to somebody and try and coax the performances back out. It doesn’t sound to me like there’s damage in there. I’m not a doctor, but I’ve experienced voice problems before. And to hold a note with it being off key suggests some pitching issues that might be to do with hearing as well...”
Justin also said, “He’s a great singer -- he always has been -- but this sounds like something is eating away at him from the inside. I feel like the people around him need to tell him to stop.”
Jon’s recent tour wrapped up last week, on April 30th, in Nashville.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]