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John Mayer Canceled His Tour After His Vocal Cord Problems Flared Up


Over the weekend, JOHN MAYER announced that he's canceled his spring tour because his vocal cord problems have flared up again.  John had surgery in October to remove a granuloma.  That's basically an "enlarged nodule".  Then last week, he went to the doctor after, "something didn't feel right in rehearsal."  In a post on his website, he added, "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.   I'm completely bummed, especially for all of you who started making plans to see a show."

John described the problem like this:  "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."

He'll have to have another surgery at some point.  His new album "Born and Raised" will still come out on May 22nd, and he's going to use his downtime to begin writing his next album.  (You can read his full statement at

ADELE had the same surgery to repair a vocal cord hemorrhage back in November.  She and John have the same throat doctor, but it sounds like their diagnoses aren't quite the same.