John Mayer underwent surgery on Thursday, following his diagnosis of a granuloma near his vocal cord in September, which led him to cancel his appearance at the iHeartRadio Festival and push back his fifth album, Born and Raised, until 2012. The Grammy winner explained the surgery and subsequent recovery process to fans 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.
So that's at least one month of silence from Mayer—controversial interview quotables included—but at least one month or more of opportunities to catch him "kicking an empty soup can" around like he had previously planned, now in locations across the country! Popdust welcomes your on the scene photos. Only time will tell if vocal rest encourages a man to undergo more than one haircut, but here's to a speedy recovery nonetheless.