John Mayer has had surgery on his throat this week to remove a granuloma, which has been troubling him for the past couple of months. Attempts to rest his voice, or find an alternative, didn’t help, and a decision was made to undergo the surgery.
Mayer posted a statement last month talking about the temporary setback that was putting a hold on the recording of his upcoming new album Born And Raised.
The 34 year old singer posted on his blog last week that he has had the surgery and needed to rest his voice for a month or so.
Statement on his blog:
I wanted to give you an update on the granuloma just above my vocal cord. 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.
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. 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.
Until then, I’m taking off. Going to travel the country, look and listen.