Victor Willis, Village People


It didn't take a village to cure Victor Willis, but it will take a little more time.

The Village People singer, and the group's token policeman, was discharged from a San Diego hospital Monday after undergoing surgery to remove several nodules on his vocal cords.

The erstwhile costumed crooner was ordered to rest his voice by refraining from singing for at least 90 days.

"I feel great and look forward to performing before the end of the year, but I can't say for sure," Willis said.

The 57-year-old disco stalwart has already resumed speaking, and spokeswoman Linda Smith said his voice already "sounds almost normal."

Willis underwent the surgery last week, after postponing several European and Canadian concert dates on his solo tour.

At the time, Smith deemed the surgery "a success," relaying the news that the benign modules had been removed without incident.

Problems with the "Y.M.C.A." singer's vocal prowess began back in 2007, when he was first sidelined by hoarseness—proof that even the most macho of men can sometimes do with a little TLC.

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