The Vaccines’ Justin Young: ‘I’ve stopped shouting at people to protect my throat’

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Singer says he's avoiding slanging matches to keep his vocal chords in good nick

The VaccinesJustin Young has revealed that he has to back away from slanging matches to protect his throat.

The singer, who has been forced to continue several shows this year due to continuing problems with his voice, told NME that he had to avoid shouting at people to make sure he didn’t damage his vocal cords.

Speaking about his recovery, he said:

It feels alright at the moment… I’m just trying to be more mindful of it, not getting in too many shouting matches and stuff. You can do more damage talking: all it takes is just an abrasive little ‘Oi’ and yeah… game over.

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