What’s sadder than a sappy heartbroken John Mayer song? A sick John Mayer who can’t sing a sappy heartbroken John Mayer song.
Under doctor’s orders, the 34-year-old’s body is far from being a wonderland: the singer-songwriter is now banned from singing for six months following throat surgery to remove a granuloma from his vocal cords last Monday, August 27.
It’s now the Born and Raised crooner’s second surgery—his first was just last year in October—leaving him unable to “say what you need to say."
In a self-penned post on his personal Tumblr, Mayer waxes poetic, writing: “Well, here I am. Silent for the next few months, no singing for probably six, but all signs point to this being the last step in getting to perform again. Back to notebooks and iPad to communicate for the time being. Zen living at its finest…so if you see me out and about and I don't answer you when you say hello, I'm not ignoring you. Promise.”
This vow of hushed silence, of course, only begs more questions. Will Katy Perry be on call as his on-again-off-again nurse/girlfriend, bringing him bowls of chicken noodle soup in the meantime? Should we expect an instrumental album to be dropped for the winter? Is there enough peyote in LA to keep a beatnik-out-of-work’s “Zen living” occupied until March?