I just like writing songs and making albums
Jamie T got laryngitis because he was "shouting too much" on stage.
The 'Sticks 'n' Stones' singer - who was forced to postpone his 2009 shows after he fell unwell during the Australian leg of his tour in September - has revealed his sore throat was caused by being too loud during his shows.
He told BBC Newsbeat: "I lost three quarters of my vocal range - I was shouting too much when I was playing live.
"I was told not to speak to anyone who wasn't in touching distance for about two months."
After recovering with friends in New York, the 23-year-old star insists he is feeling much better and has thanked his fans for their support.
He said: "It wasn't really that dramatic; it's been frustrating not being able to do anything - thankfully all the fans have been patient and supportive of us taking this time off.
"I just like writing songs and making albums. I like my life and my privacy. I don't like putting myself out there too much, it makes me feel a bit uncomfortable. I certainly like writing music and that's as far as it goes, I don't have an urge to be recognised."
Jamie is due to kick off his rescheduled shows in December.