George and Gordon played along, i.e., pretended not to know what he was talking about, while knowing perfectly well.
The takeaway here is that The Exquisitely Gentle Musers disbelieve that Greggo's problem is laryngitis.
There's some industry scuttlebutt here known only to local media insiders of the sort that used to be reported by Richie Whitt, but, of course, no longer.
It's not beyond belief that Hammer had and has laryngitis. (His voice sounds better by the day, on the brief snippets that I catch during Twin Peaks commercials on The Little One.) I don't even know what kind of historical Greggo-style abuse would cause a loss of voice of the seriousness and duration of Hammer's. So, in the absence of any definitive reporting by industry insiders -- or, heaven forbid, actual local media reporters -- I don't know that we have a choice other than to go with the official Fan version: an organic source for Greggo's rasp.