Joss Stone told to shut it

Joss Stone has been told to cut her workload or risk losing her voice, following a demanding schedule of touring that saw her play a number of festivals in the summer, including Glastonbury.

[r-zone1]Word is the young singer will now take some time off until the end of January. She is also expected to take some voice coaching to help her project her voice by singing from her chest, rather than from her throat.

A source told reporters: “Joss knows just how valuable a commodity her voice is. As soon as her doctor told her that her voice needed a rest, she didn’t hesitate. She’s still a young girl and she hopes she has a long career ahead of her – providing she doesn’t overstretch things.”

A spokesman for Stone said: “Joss saw a doctor and has been warned that her voice is an instrument that needs protecting by having proper rests.”