John Mayer has revealed on his blog that he is suffering from a conditition called granuloma, which affects his vocal cords and renders him unable to sing. This has delayed plans to release his forthcoming album, as he cannot complete the vocal tracking on certain songs.
The singer/songwriter has also cancelled his performances with Tony Bennet, and his appearance at the iheartradio festival. Here's the statement from Mayer:
“After several months of going week to week monitoring and hoping to correct the condition, I am forced to cancel my upcoming singing engagements due to something next to my vocal cords called a granuloma.
“I’m bummed to have to bow out of both the iheartradio Music Festival in Las Vegas and an appearance with Tony Bennett in Los Angeles. I know there were people depending on me to be there and I’m sorry that I can’t be on those stages.
“‘Born and Raised’ is complete as far as music recording, song selection, and in some cases mixing, but because of this condition I couldn’t finish singing on several of the tracks. This means the record will be released next year instead of this fall or winter.
“This is a temporary setback, though I’m not sure how long or short a period of time it will be. I’ve got the best doctors in the country looking after me and I will be singing and touring again as soon as I get the all clear. Until then I’ll be spending time writing and composing more music and kicking an empty soup can around the West Village.
“I’m looking forward to seeing you again soon. Until then take good care.
(Image Courtesy of Creative Commons, Author – Julio Enriquez).
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