John Mayer has vocal cord surgery

John Mayer underwent surgery last week to correct a condition called granuloma, an inflamed node located near his vocal cords. He’s pictured at left performing at a charity event last April. Mayer wrote on Tumblr this past Thursday to let his fans know how he was doing: “Hey all…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.”

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  1. Matt • October 24, 2011 @ 11:57 AM

    I’d be terrified if I were in his shoes 🙁 Happy he’s keeping strong

  2. Karyn • October 24, 2011 @ 12:31 PM

    I wonder if John’s music will sound the same after his surgery or if the surgery will have altered his sound significantly? Be waiting to hear some new music, Great performer, Wish him well in his recovery.

  3. Rita • October 25, 2011 @ 1:09 AM

    So he’s John Mayer. I’ve heard of him once in awhile. I might of heard his singing in passing. So I Hope his Health will Improve so he can get back to what he loves doing!! I wish him all the Best in the future!

  4. C-Dub • October 25, 2011 @ 6:47 PM

    I hope it doesn’t affect his singing career.

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