By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

Meat Loaf has been forced to cancel his remaining European 11 concerts due to an inter-vocal cord cyst. While most cysts of this type require surgery, the singer will likely undergo voice therapy first to determine if an operation is necessary.

“It really breaks my heart not to be able to perform these shows,” Loaf said in a statement. “I was really looking forward to capping off a great year and celebrating the start of the holidays with the fans. But I have to do what the doctors tell me so I can look forward to healing and coming back strong in 2008. Let me dispel any rumors before they start — I will be back.”

Cancelled Meat Loaf dates:

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Nov. 8 Nottingham, UK Nottingham Arena
Nov. 11 Cardiff, UK Cardiff Arena
Nov. 13 Horsens, DEN Forum
Nov. 15 Bergen, NOR Grieghallen
Nov. 17 Stockholm, SWE Hovet
Nov. 20 Rotterdam, NET Ahoy
Nov. 22 Belfast, UK Odyssey
Nov. 24 Killarney, IRE INEC
Nov. 27 Manchester, UK MEN Arena
Nov. 29 Birmingham, UK Birmingham NEC