John Mayer had to cancel his upcoming 21-city tour because of vocal cord injury. He was scheduled for the 21-city tour to celebrate the release of his fifth album, “Born and Raised” that is set to be released May 22, 2012. His tour was supposed to start on April 9. He was supposed to appear at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest at the end of April.
John Mayer took to his Tumblr on Friday, March 9, 2012 to explain the details of his “illness.” He wrote: “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.”
He added, “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. 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.”
In October, John Mayer had underwent the same surgery to remove a granuloma from his vocal cords. Adele also had the same surgery last year. Adele told Vogue in an interview that John Mayer had reached out to her and offered his support.
With John Mayer’s illness returning, he needs to take time to rest to ensure he gets the proper healing. That isn’t all bad though, he plans to use that time to write more songs.