John Mayer has canceled his tour due to a recurring throat condition. The singer is suffering from granuloma, a medical term for the inflammation of tissues caused by an injury or infection, in his throat.
This same condition had John Mayer on extensive vocal rest in 2011.
The Grammy-winning singer broke the news to his fans via Tumblr, posting that "something didn't feel/sound right," during rehearsal Tuesday and he decided to check in with his throat doctor. A scope of his vocal cords showed the granuloma had grown back where it had mostly healed. "Because of this, I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from live performing," John Mayer wrote. "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."
His new album, Born and Raised, will be released as planned by Columbia Records on May 22. John Mayer said on Tumblr he plans to begin writing his next album soon. “I’m going to begin writing the next album very soon. I feel really vibrant as a writer at the moment and there’s no reason not to begin the next album project in the time I would have been touring.”
The singer sincerely apologized to his fans, writing, “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.”