On Tuesday, December 5, singer John Mayer was mysteriously hospitalized after a medical emergency, but it has now been reported that the musician needed an emergency appendectomy.
According to reports the 40-year-old’s band Dead & Company which is currently touring the United States had to postpone a concert scheduled for Tuesday night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Mayer formed the band in 2015 with former Grateful Dead members Bob Weird, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. “Early this morning, Tuesday, December 5th, John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for emergency appendectomy forcing the Dead & Company December 5th concert in New Orleans to be postponed,” the statement from the band read.
While Mayer is currently recovering from the emergency surgery, it isn’t the first time he has had health issues which have affected his music. Back in 2011, the release of his album Born and Raised had to be delayed after Mayer underwent treatment for a granuloma discovered on his vocal cords. Mayer then had to have a second surgery and was again put on vocal rest for a period of time.
In 2013 Mayer was finally able to return to the stage and in April was able to perform his first full-length concert since dealing with his vocal cord problems.