English singer Will Young is said to be struggling to sing after undergoing an operation to have his tonsils removed.
Young, 30, who had been suffering from recurring bouts of tonsillitis, told his friends that he was having trouble with his vocal cords after the operation, and that he had to go back to basics and relearn how to sing.
"Will was worried about the effects of the operation before he had it because it's a big deal for someone who makes a living out of their voice," the Sun quoted a source as saying.
"He's concerned his singing might not be the same again. He has had a croak and his range has been affected. But he's got a top vocal coach helping him out and he is improving every day.
"Everyone is confident he will sound as great as ever by the time the Isle Of Wight festival comes around," the source stated.
The Pop Idol winner, who has been struggling with the high notes, is due to perform at the Isle of Wight festival in less than a month.
A spokesman for Young has revealed that everyone around the singer is confident that his operation will not have any effect on any of his summer live engagements.
He insisted that every time the singer heads out on the road, he has singing lessons to make sure his voice is in tip-top condition.