[ 2006-08-30 15:24 ]
Talk about bad
timing. At the start of a
media blitz to support her new
album, "A Public Affair," Jessica Simpson is on vocal rest.
Jessica Simpson poses for photographers at a party for her
new album in New York, August 29, 2006. REUTERS/Chip East (UNITED
"It is true that she has indeed lost her voice," Simpson's publicist,
Rob Shuter, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "She's been ordered to
rest. ... She can talk, she can croak
out a few sentences. She
sounds a little off, but, you know, she can't sing."
Simpson, 26, fell ill Friday and has "a
strain, a bruise on her vocal cord," Shuter told the AP.
The singer canceled an appearance on CBS' "Late Show With David
Letterman" this week but dropped by MTV's "Total Request Live" on Tuesday
to promote the album. Simpson, speaking in a hoarse voice, introduced music videos. She
also signed CDs for fans.
Simpson hopes her condition improves by Friday, when she is scheduled
to perform on NBC's "Today" show, Shuter said.
"She's trying," he said. "Everybody is hoping and keeping their fingers
sounds off: 失声
a bruise on her vocal cord: 声带因过度疲劳被拉伤了