Back in September, John Mayer’s album release and tour were temporarily waylaid by a growth on his vocal cords; Mayer had throat surgery, and new plans were announced for a spring tour and May release of Born and Raised. The album will drop as planned, but Mayer announced today that persistent throat problems will keep him from touring. “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 wrote on Tumblr. “This is bad news. Because of this, I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from live performing. Though there will be a day when all of this will be behind me, it will sideline me for a longer period of time than I care to have you count down.” Also: “I’m completely bummed … Nothing feels worse than having to break the stage down before a show, and I mean nothing.” Someone give John Mayer a hug.
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 30: Recording artist John Mayer appears at Tiger Jam 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center April 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John Mayer; Photo: Ethan Miller