Singing is a beautiful art form that requires a healthy voice. However, when we fall ill with a cold or the flu, the last thing we want to do is sing. But what if singing is critical to our survival?

Singing while sick can have a significant impact on our voices. However, singing while feeling under the weather is usually safe, according to specialist laryngologist Declan Costello. It is important for amateur performers to avoid singing to prevent the spread of illness. Laryngitis, an inflammation of the voice box caused by viral infections, can cause symptoms such as hoarseness, coughing, and a sore throat. Singers are advised to rest their voice before discomfort sets in to prevent further damage. To avoid any harm to the vocal cords, it is recommended to refrain from singing if you have laryngitis, vocal exhaustion, hoarseness, or if you have a cold or the flu. 

In conclusion, while singing when sick may not cause any harm, it is still important to take precautions and rest your voice to prevent the spread of illness and avoid any future damage to the vocal cords.