Most artists could benefit from taking after the multi-Grammy-winning Adele — in every way except this one. John Mayer is the latest singer to bow out of live performances due to throat problems, as he announced on his own blog today. In Mayer’s case, that means cancelling his SXSW apearance and an upcoming tour in support of his album Born and Raised (which will be released as scheduled on May 22). Read more below.
“During rehearsal on Tuesday, it came to mind that I should see my throat doctor because something didn’t feel/sound right. I went in for a visit on Wednesday and a scope of my vocal cords revealed that the granuloma has grown back where it had mostly healed. This is bad news,” Mayer wrote on his blog.
Find this news devastating? You’re not the only one. He continued: “I’m pretty emotionally burnt out at the moment, but please know how hard I tried to resolve this and how disappointed I am that I can’t perform this record yet. 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.”
There is a silver lining, however — Mayer says this downtime will give him a chance to start penning his next album. Small consolation — but feel better, John!