The polyp was discovered this week and Boy George was advised by his doctor to rest his voice. The singer has taken to Facebook to inform fans about his condition and the cancellation of the tour, saying: "I have been advised by doctors that to continue singing with this polyp would further damage my voice and could cause irreparable damage."
He then asked for understanding from his fans and promised to return on stage when he has fully recovered.
The announcement comes a few days before the first show of their tour slated on November 15 in Southern California. Those who have bought tickets will be issued refunds, according to Rolling Stone, but the band plans to reschedule the tour once Boy George is in good shape.
The band announced the reunion in May and promised a tour and a new album, says Billboard. The tour was scheduled to prepare the band for the release of their latest studio effort called "Tribes," which is slated for an early 2015 release.
The album, the band's first since 1999, was produced by Martin Glover a.k.a. Youth and will be released via the band's own record label, Different Man Music. The first single "More Than Silence," was released earlier this month, according to Us magazine.
Culture Club rose to fame in 1982 with their first album "Kissing To Be Clever," which included the hit "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me."
Below are Culture Club's cancelled US tour dates.
Nov. 15: Rancho Mirage, CA (Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa)
Nov. 17: Oakland, CA (Fox Theater)
Nov. 19: Los Angeles, CA (Shrine Auditorium)
Nov. 22: Las Vegas, NV (The Pearl)
Nov. 25: New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)
Nov. 28: Atlantic City, NJ (Etess Arena)
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