Jay Perez recovering after vocal cord surgery

The five-time Latin Grammy nominated singer will take several weeks to recover after the procedure.

Jay Perez | Photo: Thomas Vasquez / Tommy Gunz Photography

Jay Perez is resting at home recovering after successful vocal cord surgery on Thursday (Jan. 5) and, according to his wife Roxy.


She updated fans via social media after the procedure on Thursday morning. “Jay is out of surgery!! Thank you for all (your) prayers! He is in recovery and breathing on his own…. I’m just waiting for them to come get me! Thank you again for all your positive thoughts and prayers!! They have meant so much to us both,” she said.

“The Voice” announced earlier this week that he would require the procedure.

“I’ve been having problems with my left vocal cord for about a year now and I finally got the courage to go and see my ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist),” Perez said via an audio message. “I want to say thank you to all our fans out there who are sending their prayers and well-wishes.”

The 59-year-old vocalist will take several weeks to recover from the procedure.

“I know I’ll be out for three weeks,” said Perez. “No talking for a good 7 or 8, maybe 9 days. I think that’s what it was, but I’ve been there before so it’s nothing new.”

The 12-time Tejano Music Awards Male Vocalist of the Year added that his family and faith will help him through this health issue with a positive outcome.

“We and this family are very strong in faith and we know that everything will come out okay,” concluded Perez.

The five-time Latin Grammy-nominated singer plans to return to the stage later this month on January 27 for a performance in San Antonio, Texas.

Perez began his career as the lead vocalist of legendary groups Latin Breed and David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales, going solo in 1993. He recently announced a new album for 2023, which will be his “best album in 30 years.”

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