The White Stripes have just announced that they have cancelled their upcoming Japanese Tour scheduled to start January 12.

They’re still planning on performing at Big Day Out at the end of the month, but in the meantime, cannot sing or for the next two weeks. Ouch. [via AngryApe]

are unfortunately postponing their upcoming Japanese because is suffering from an acute vocal cord .

As part of his treatment, the doctors have instructed Jack not to sing or for the next two weeks.

We sincerely apologize to our Japanese and friends and hope to reschedule dates as soon as we can. For our friends in New Zealand and Australia, looks forward to seeing you at the Big Day Out.

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