John Mayer has scrapped many of his plans this fall that involve singing while he receives treatment for "something next to my vocal cords called a granuloma."
The pop singer-songwriter posted a message on his Tumblr page today announcing that he will not perform at next weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival, and a Los Angeles show with Tony Bennett on September 24 is also not going to happen. According to Mayer, this is merely a "temporary setback," but he does not give an exact timetable for his return to the stage, or when he'll resume work on his next album, titled Born and Raised.
"Born and Raised is complete as far as music recording, song selection,
and in some cases mixing, but because of this condition I couldn't
finish singing on several of the tracks," he writes. "This means the record will be
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released next year instead of this fall or winter."
Read his entire message below:
After several months of going week to week monitoring and hoping to correct the condition, I am forced to cancel my upcoming singing engagements due to something next to my vocal cords called a granuloma.
I'm bummed to have to bow out of both the iheartradio Music Festival in Las Vegas and an appearance with Tony Bennett in Los Angeles. I know there were people depending on me to be there and I'm sorry that I can't be on those stages.
'Born and Raised' is complete as far as music recording, song selection, and in some cases mixing, but because of this condition I couldn't finish singing on several of the tracks. This means the record will be released next year instead of this fall or winter.
This is a temporary setback, though I'm not sure how long or short a period of time it will be. I've got the best doctors in the country looking after me and I will be singing and touring again as soon as I get the all clear. Until then I'll be spending time writing and composing more music and kicking an empty soup can around the West Village.
I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. Until then take good care.
According to MayoClinic.com, a granuloma is "a small area of inflammation in tissue due to injury, such as from an infection." The site says that most do not require treatment. We need you healthy, Mr. Mayer. Ideally, so that you can wear another bizarre NBA jersey during your next South Florida visit.