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John Mayer Cancels Tour as Throat Problems Return

Ethan Miller/Getty Images)(LOS ANGELES) -- Bad news for John Mayer and his fans.  The singer has scrapped his upcoming tour because the vocal issues he experienced last year have returned.

In a lengthy posting on his blog, Mayer writes, "During rehearsal on Tuesday, it came to mind that I should see my throat doctor because something didn’t feel/sound right. 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."

He went on to say, "This is bad news. Because of this, I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from live will sideline me for a longer period of time than I care to have you count down."

A granuloma is a nodule, and it's on Mayer's vocal cords.  He writes, "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."

Mayer says that his new album Born and Raised will come out as scheduled in May, but since he won't be spending all that time on the road promoting it, he plans to start writing a new album instead.  He adds, "Somewhere in all of this is another surgery and a very long chemically-imposed period of silence."  He adds that he's "disappointed" and "completely bummed" that he can't perform his new record live.

Mayer signs off by writing, "The only thing that stops me from devolving into a puddle of tears is knowing that it’s a long life, and the greatest gift in the world is being able to create music no matter what the circumstances. So these are the new circumstances, and I’ll find a way to make it mean something. That’s all you can ever do."

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