Singer John Mayer has been forced to scrap his upcoming tour and take an "indefinite break" from live performing after medics discovered a second granuloma on his vocal cord.
The Gravity hit-maker underwent throat surgery to remove a granuloma, or collection of immune cells, on his vocal chords last autumn and he has been on voice rest ever since.
Mayer was convinced he had made a full recovery and he planned to make his concert comeback this spring by kicking off his first U.S. tour in two years in Indiana on April 9th.
However, the Daughters singer has now scrapped his plans and put his career on hold after suffering a major setback.
In a post on his Tumblr.com blog he writes, "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."
"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..."
"Somewhere in all of this is another surgery and a very long chemically-induced period of silence, so I hope you'll understand that I have to really pick that date carefully."
"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... I'm completely bummed, especially for all of you who started making plans to see a show... The only thing that stops me from devolving into a puddle of tears is knowing that it's a long life, and the greatest gift in the world is being able to create music no matter what the circumstances."
The condition won't, however, derail Mayer's plans to release new album Born & Raised, in May.