John Mayer Undergoes Second Vocal Chord Surgery
John Mayer underwent a second surgery to remove granuloma on his vocal cords last week. The news comes a few months after the singer-songwriter cancelled a planed tour to support his current album, Born and Raised, because of the condition.
Mayer referenced the surgery in a post on his Tumblr page, saying that he won’t be talking for the next few months, and probably won’t sing until next year.
“Well, here I am,” he wrote in the post. “Silent for the next few months, no singing for probably six, but all signs point to this being the last step in getting to perform again. Back to notebooks and iPad to communicate for the time being. Zen living at its finest…’
Mayer also announced that he had to cancel his tour for Born and Raised on his Tumblr page, and proceeded to describe to condition to avoid “confusion.”
“A 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.”
Though he said in the same post that he would be taking an “indefinite break” from live performances, it was announced late last month that he would appear at the “Love for Leon” festival to honor Levon Helm on October 3. No official word has been released as to whether he has cancelled his appearance at that date.
In the new Tumblr post, Mayer did offer a preemptive apology to his fans about his condition.
“So if you see me out and about and I don’t answer you when you say hello, I’m not ignoring you. Promise,” he wrote. “I’ll try and post more on here, but I’ve gotten really good at keeping my thoughts to myself and I don’t exactly see anybody starving for my take on things. But it might be fun to offer some kind of window into this very odd and slightly beautiful time.”