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Perry Farrell’s Voice Box Was Temporarily Removed During Spinal Surgery

Perry Farrell

When Perry Farrell went in for spinal surgery in September, he didn’t realize that it would involve the removal of a very important organ.

“They had to remove my voice box and put it on a table. That was daunting,” the Jane’s Addiction frontman said in an interview with Classic Rock magazine.

Farrell was undergoing surgery to remove “crushed discs” in his spinal cord, which he associated with “mostly from partying and leaning back my head to rip out notes and surfing and dancing around.”

The surgery was successful and even said he’s “a quarter-inch taller.”

“They literally exposed my skeleton, took the discs out and put in artificial discs,” he said. “So now I am a quarter inch taller and twice as attractive to my wife.”

In July, Farrell reunited with Porno for Pyros for the 2020 Lollapalooza livestream.

Farrell recently spoke with SPIN about his solo career as well as playing with Jane’s Addiction and Porno For Pyros, especially regarding the latter’s reunion.

“Why would I bring Porno back now?” he said. “Because for this Lollapalooza cycle we couldn’t perform on a stage, but we could get together as a small collective and project it out to the world. Maybe next year we can do it live for four different countries.”