Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook Using Humor to Recover from Vocal Cord Surgery

Capitol Nashville

Little Big Town‘s Jimi Westbrook is in great spirts as he recovers from his recent vocal cord surgery. In fact, he could just leave the band to start a comedy career according to his band mates.

LBT’s Phillip Sweet says, “He’s gotten very creative with his texting. He’s more hilarious now that he can’t talk.”

Kimberly Schlapman adds, “He’s always been funny, but he’s become a little comedian in his vocal silence.”

When Jimi started having vocal trouble, he talked with pal Keith Urban, who went through vocal cord surgery a few years back. Keith recommended the doctor that performed Jimi’s surgery and provided a lot of encouragement along the way, too.

Says Kimberly, “When you’re in that situation, you just want to talk to somebody who’s been there, and Keith had been there, and he came through it very successfully. He’s singing like never before. So, that was really good for Jimi to hear.”

Jimi should be back singing with Little Big Town very soon, but Kimberly has warned him to stick to his own vocal part.

She says, “He’s gonna be back at it, and I told him he better not come back and sing higher than me. I’m gonna be mad.”

Little Big Town will return to the stage July 31 with a show at the Delaware State Fair.

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