“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…Because of this, I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from live performing. Though there will be a day when all of this will be behind me, it will sideline me for a longer period of time than I care to have you count down.”
Mayer explained that with granulomas, this sometimes does happen, because “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. In short, it’s one giant pain in the ass.”
While Mayer says that he won’t be able to sing, he will be able to write, and plans to start work on his next album very soon:
“Somewhere in all of this is another surgery and a very long chemically-induced period of silence, so I hope you’ll understand that I have to really pick that date carefully…I’m pretty emotionaly 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…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. So these are the new circumstances, and I’ll find a way to make it mean something. That’s all you can ever do.”
Mayer had recently announced that he would be hitting the road this spring after undergoing surgery last fall.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â His new album, “Born and Raised” will be released as scheduled on May 22.