Over the weekend, John Mayer had some bad news for his fans when he announced that he has to postpone the release of his album, Born and Raised, as well as cancel some upcoming shows.
The singer took to his Tumblr to let the world know that he has “something next to my vocal cords called a granuloma,” but he wanted his fans to know the condition 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.”
Mayer will no longer be able to play the iheartradio Music Festival this week in Las Vegas or his planned show with Tony Bennett. He appears on Bennett’s latest album. He went on to add, “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.”
While we’re kind of bummed to hear that it will be a little longer before we hear new music from him, we do want him to take the time to get better so that he can be at 100 percent when it is time for his new album to drop. Leave your well wishes for Mayer in the comments!