MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Singer and musician John Mayer has canceled his 18-city U.S. tour, including his April 30 concert in Memphis, after a growth in his throat returned.
Mayer was treated for the same condition and placed on extensive vocal rest in 2011. He will remain on an indefinite hiatus from performing live.
He made a statement on his Tumblr website
which reads, in part, "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. 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.
I want to explain this a bit more in depth than I have in the past, because I know there’s some confusion as to what this condition is; a granuloma forms and continues to snowball because it’s in a spot where the vocal cords hit together and there’s no way to really give it a chance to heal without a good stretch of time and some pretty intensive treatment."
Tickets purchased in person at The Orpheum Theatre box office or by calling 901-525-3000 will be automatically refunded starting March 9. Ticketmaster refunds will be automatic as well, but at this time it has not been announced when they will start the process.