Friday 9th march, John Mayer reported the continuation of his throat condition. The severity led John Mayer to delay the release of his much awaited album and brought his plans of going on several tours, to standstill. This was to fight his medical condition of granuloma. He confirmed the news on his Tumblr blog saying, “I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from live performing”. The cancellation of plans was further established by Columbia Records, John Mayer’s label.
However, Columbia records will release Mayer’s 5th album “Born And Raised” on 22nd May. The campaign tour, planned for the promotion, which was to be initiated on 9th April in Bloomington, Ind, however, came to a dead end.
Elaborating further on the blog post, earlier this week, after a rehearsal on Tuesday, when “something didn’t feel/sound right”, Mayer stated that he went to see his doctor again. The star mentioned: “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,”
It’s worth recalling, that after the diagnosis of granuloma in September, John Mayer had to postpone the release of his album “Born And Raised” in 2011. He further had to cancel multiple tours due to the same reason. According to Mayer, he would need “another surgery and a very long chemically-imposed period of silence,” to get back perfectly normal. During this time, he plans to continue writing his new songs.
Mayer stated in his blog post, “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”. He further elaborated, “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. I love this band you were going to hear, I love the guys and girls I work with, and 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.”
The week started off with the release of Mayer’s new single from his album, named “Shadow Days”. Produced by Mayer himself and Don Was, the follow up to “Battle Studies”, features vocals by David Crosby and Graham Nash.