Disturbed have been forced to cancel the remaining dates on their European tour after singer David Draiman was diagnosed with a severe inflammation of the vocal chords.

The bands front man has been advised by a throat specialist in London to completely rest until given a full bill of health. He has now headed back to L.A for further tests and specialist treatment.

The gig in Manchester tonight (17th) has had to be called off along with the shows in Germany and Holland. Fans are advised to keep hold of tickets as all shows will be rescheduled, the likely time will be March next year.