John Mayer has just cancelled his upcoming U.S. tour and will soon have surgery on his vocal chords.
USA Today reports that Mayer was diagnosed with a granuloma on his vocal chord last fall. Mayer said that the only way to heal his voice is to go a long time without speaking or singing. Mayer writes on his blog:
“This is bad news. (The) granuloma forms and continues to snowball because it’s in a spot where the vocal cords hit together and there’s no way to really give it a chance to heal without a good stretch of time and some pretty intensive treatment.”
You won’t be able to see Mayer live anytime soon but the Grammy winner does have a new album hitting stores soon. Mayer’s “Born and Raised” will hit stores on May 22nd.
Mayer’s tour has been put on hold until his voice gets stronger, and the singer said that he really doesn’t know when that will be. Mayer writes:
“(I’ll probably have) another surgery and a very long chemically-imposed period of silence, so I hope you’ll understand that I have to really pick that date carefully… I’m completely bummed, especially for all of you who started making plans to see a show. Nothing feels worse than having to break the stage down before the performance, and I mean nothing. I love this band you were going to hear, I love the guys and girls I work with, and the only thing that stops me from devolving into a puddle of tears is knowing that it’s a long life, and the greatest gift in the world is being able to create music no matter what the circumstances.”
Mayer isn’t the only singer to go through vocal troubles this year. Adele had to cancel several concerts in 2011 to have throat surgery.
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