David Draiman’s Disturbed Show Update Might Upset Fans: ‘Always Kills Me To Have To Do This’

Disturbed’s lead singer, David Draiman, has recently announced the postponement of their upcoming show in Des Moines, Iowa, due to health issues.

In a message shared on X, Draiman wrote:

“Sorry Des Moines, Iowa, Disturbed ones. Did my best to try and muscle through the sinus infection I was fighting… but now have laryngitis. Need to rest for a few days to recover. Always kills me to have to do this, but we need to postpone the show until May 13. Apologies.”

Official Announcement From Disturbed

Following Draiman’s announcement, the band’s official website also released a statement confirming the postponement. It said:

“Disturbed Ones of Iowa – Unfortunately, we must reschedule tonight’s show in Des Moines at the Wells Fargo Arena. David is unable to perform due to laryngitis. We always want to bring our fans the best show possible, but tonight, it is not possible. Please hold onto your tickets as we have rescheduled the show to May 14. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date. Ticket holders, check your email for more details.”

Continuation Of The ‘Take Back Your Life Tour’

In response to a fan’s concern about whether Draiman’s illness would impact the upcoming Oklahoma City show on January 27, Draiman reassured that, as of now, the performance is set to proceed as planned. So, despite the setback in Des Moines, Disturbed’s ‘Take Back Your Life Tour,’ featuring supporting acts Falling In Reverse and Plush, will continue.

This is not the first time Draiman has faced vocal challenges; in June 2023, Disturbed had to cancel two European tour dates due to similar issues. Draiman’s commitment to his recovery and performance quality was evident when he apologized to fans for missing the Pinkpop Festival and a headline show in Luxembourg.

See his tweets below.