Pop star Meghan Trainor felt as though she had been slapped in the face when she was ordered to undergo surgery on her vocal cords.
The All About That Bass singer had the procedure last month (Sep15) after a second vocal cord haemorrhage forced her to cancel her tour in August (15). She posted 'before and after' photos on Instagram.com showing herself in hospital, admitting she was relieved to have "survived".
Meghan now tells People.com she now has to be strict with her health, and insists she is "trying her best" to save her voice.
"It was a big slap in the face," she said of the surgery news. "I have to be more strict and try not to get sick, even though it's hard with the schedules.
"I was trying my best, so it's just sleep is very difficult. It's hard to sleep on a moving bus. You gotta learn and get more tricks and try to be healthy."
Meghan made her live return after her voice-saving surgery on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (14Oct15), and admitted she was "nervous" about singing again.
"I'm more aware of my voice," she told host Ellen. "I know when I'm using it too much and I can feel it still, and I know when I'm like, 'We're gonna not talk'."