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John Mayer: Vocal Problems Force Tour Cancellation

Posted Friday March 9, 2012 2:40 PM GMT

He’s normally one of the hottest tickets in town, but unfortunately John Mayer won’t be hitting the road anytime soon.

The “No Such Thing” singer announced today that he has cancelled his 21-city tour as a result of a recurring vocal issue.

John blogged, "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.”

"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 continued, "I want to explain this a bit more in depth than I have in the past, because I know there's some confusion as to what this condition is; 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."

In the meantime, John says he’ll work on more new material. "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. Somewhere in all of this is another surgery and a very long chemically-imposed period of silence, so I hope you'll understand that I have to really pick that date carefully."

"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. . .these are the new circumstances, and I'll find a way to make it mean something. That's all you can ever do."

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