Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach has given an update from his hospital bed after surgery to repair an issue with his vocal cords via his Instagram account.
“Surgery went well my friends. Time for rest and recovery,” said Leach.
He also thanked his doctor and the hospital staff before adding,
“That was a surreal day, I’m glad it’s over and I’m headed home.”
Leach went on to shout out “bad ass” wife in a subsequent post before thanking everyone again for their love and support.
“Massive shout out to my bad ass wife. Feel free to give her a shout (@matadora) and tell her she’s a boss! She’s had my back and has been my support through all this craziness, with the vocal polyp diagnosis to the surgery and now recovery. She’s such an empath (like me, it’s a blessing and pain in the ass) and I feel like she was more stressed than I was at times.”
Last week, Killswitch Engage issued a statement announcing that they’d be cancelling all shows between April 26 and May 5 whilst Leach recovers from his surgery. They’re expected to resume touring on May 26 at the Saku Arena in Tallin, Estonia before rounding out the month in Finland and Sweden.
28/5 – Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
29/5 – Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
31/5 – Göteborg, Sweden @ Pustervik
For a full list of tour dates, visit the band’s website.
In other Killswitch Engage related news, they announced last month that they’re teaming up with Howard Jones for a new song to raise awareness for mental health. The band has also spent the last few months working on a new album for a tentative late 2018 release.
The as-yet untitled follow up to 2016’s “Incarnate” will be the band’s fifth full-length recording (third since the reunion) with Leach, who rejoined the band in 2012.