John Mayer Cancels Gigs, Delays Album Due to Vocal Problems
Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:08:06
Singer and guitarist John Mayer is suffering from inflammation around his vocal chords, which is known as a granuloma. The condition is forcing the singer, 33, to cancel his two upcoming gigs and to push back to release of his next album, Born and Raised.
Below is the text of the post Mayer issued on his Tumblr page, detailing his issues:
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.
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