Greta Van Fleet singer Josh Kiszka is famous for his soaring voice, but the singer has suffered the most classic of rock star injuries - the ruptured eardrum.

The rock band, who have become one of the few success stories in rock music over the last decade, have postponed three upcoming shows after their frontman ruptured his eardrum during a show in Bangor, Maine.

Taking to Instagram, frontman Josh Kiszka said "I ruptured an eardrum and upon further evaluation I have just been advised it needs more time to fully heal than initially anticipated."

"I’m gutted to have to do this and I cannot begin to express how much I appreciate the love and support you give us every night. It’s devastating me to make this announcement, but know it’s imperative in order to keep performing."

Ruptured eardrums are an occupational hazard for any rockstar, with exposure to loud noise one of the classic on-the-job injuries sustained by rockstars.

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson was warned by doctors in 2016 that he faced suffering total hearing loss if he kept performing with the Aussie rock legends, and underwent a three-year treatment process that allowed him to keep his hearing and still record and tour with the iconic band.

Neil Young said that he permanently damaged his hearing while mixing his live album 'Weld', The Who's Roger Daletry said in 2018 that years of exposure to loud noise has left him "very, very deaf."

Greta Van Fleet played Dublin's Fairview Park earlier this summer, and have garnered attention for their 1970s-style rock tracks, with many comparing the band to Led Zeppelin.

The band have released two albums so far, with both albums charting within the top 10 in their native United States and selling well in countries like Germany, the UK and Poland.

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has noted the similarities between his band's music and Greta Van Fleet, and gave them an endorsement in 2018, even so going far as to say "they are Led Zeppelin."