John Mayer recovering from throat surgery
October 24th, 2011
02:03 PM ET

John Mayer recovering from throat surgery

Singer/songwriter John Mayer had throat surgery last Thursday, and the Grammy winner has taken to his Tumblr to brief fans on his recovery.

“I wanted to give you an update on the granuloma just above my vocal cord,” Mayer wrote on October 20. “I had surgery this afternoon to remove it and am now on complete vocal rest for a month or more. It’s been a very long process in waiting to see if time was an alternative to surgery, but even given two weeks’ voice rest (along with many other approaches), there was no change for the better.”

The troublesome granuloma (a small area of tissue inflammation) caused Mayer to cancel concerts last month. "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," the acoustic rocker said in a statement at the time.

Despite the professional setbacks caused by his diagnosis, the 34-year-old isn’t letting his medically-imposed silence get him down:

“I should be frustrated but I can’t seem to stop thinking about beautiful things… I never thought I’d be wishing I could do what I love again; I stay in at night, picking guitar parts off of records and dreaming of playing on the big stage.”

He continues sharing his positive outlook: “The only difference between now and when I was 18 is that now I have this beautiful, meaningful record waiting for me when I can sing it.”

Mayer’s fifth album, “Born and Raised,” was due out this fall but has been pushed back to next year. Until then, Mayer says he’s “Going to travel the country, look and listen.”

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. offf fffffpeople

    Ilove him.God bless his soul he is very Talented.and very handsome.Feel better John Mayer.Stay strong

    October 24, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. @@peace

    Hey luv.i hope u're having a good day. did u enjoy teasing us girls. i was teasing u back. did u get it?

    October 24, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. @Jess

    You are right! That is so uncalled for, using the name jerk was being kind to the idiot!

    October 24, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Feeniegal

    I love John and his music!! Get well John!! xoxoxo

    October 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jess

    @LMAO. Why r u spreading rumors about peace?? That's uncalled for, jerk!!

    October 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. @zombie girl

    There isn't anything wrong with Peace. Somebody is jerking you around.

    October 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anomic Office Drone

    Recovering? That's a shame.

    October 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. zombie girrrrrl

    Oh my stars. I didnt know our good Peace had C. That is not good at all. We will be praying for you our good friend. Not kidding. May happiness and good health always be yours.

    October 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. WABG

    Did he put his foot to far in his big mouth again?That d*ck can't sing anyway.

    October 24, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. @peace

    I know sooner or later u'll read this blog cuz of the cancer and what u having it There's a message for u on last wyww blog @11O lmao

    October 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. tracie

    I know a quick cure from throat surgery. Just eat some doo doo with sugar sprinkles on top and a pinch of salt. YUMM

    October 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. LEE

    I guess his latest girlfriend didn't get the vaccination.

    October 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. yea

    That stuff is only good for facials. Not throat lube. Sheesh ppl are so dum some times.

    October 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. JD

    Watch Laugh Subscribe

    October 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JD

    October 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  16. astrid

    I bet he may have been a working on too many weeenies. Didnt people used to call that THRUSH or something?

    October 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |

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