John Mayer underwent throat surgery a few days ago to correct a granuloma (a type of tissue inflammation) above his vocal cord.
The singer notes on his blog that he had “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.”
Mayer says that while he recuperate he’s “going to travel the country, look and listen.”
About a month ago, Mayer began canceling concerts because of the granuloma, including performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.
His next album, Born and Raised, was slated for release later this year, but has now been pushed back to 2012.