Vocal Issues Sideline John Mayer
One of the biggest mouths in entertainment is having a little trouble talking.
Award-winning singer/guitarist John Mayer is cancelling two concerts and postponing the release of his upcoming album, Born & Raised, due to issues with his vocal cords.
Mayer was due to duet with legendary crooner Tony Bennett at a show in Los Angeles as well as the eagerly-anticipated iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas next weekend. Mayer, however, has been forced to cancel all upcoming appearances after doctors discovered a granuloma — an inflamed mass of tissue — near his vocal cords, The Los Angeles Times said Saturday.
“I know there were people depending on me to be there (at the concerts) and I’m sorry that I can’t be on those stages. After several months of monitoring and hoping to correct the condition, I’m forced to cancel my upcoming singing engagements due to something next to my vocal cords called a granuloma,” Mayer wrote in a message to fans posted to his Tumblr page last week.
“‘Born and Raised’ (album) 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,” he added.