John Mayer won’t make it to Austin for his SXSW 2012 gig because of throat problems. Mayer made the announcement on his Tumblr blog.
Mayer is not only bowing out of the SXSW show, but his entire upcoming tour to support his new Born and Raised album. Mayer hasn’t toured in two years and fans were anxious for his comeback.
Mayer said that he started having throat problems this week during rehearsals. A doctor then diagnosed him with granuloma, a medical condition he has had before.
The Mayo Clinic describes granuloma as:
A granuloma is a small area of inflammation in tissue due to injury, such as from an infection. Although granulomas are noncancerous (benign), they may resemble cancer on an X-ray if they aren’t obviously calcified.
During rehearsal on Tuesday, it came to mind that I should see my throat doctor because something didn’t feel/sound right. 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. This is bad news.
“I’m pretty emotionally burnt out at the moment, but please know how hard I tried to resolve this and how disappointed I am that I can’t perform this record yet. I’m completely bummed, especially for all of you who started making plans to see a show. Nothing feels worse than having to break the stage down before the performance, and I mean nothing.
Oh well, John. Get better. See ya’ next year?