John Mayer nixes stop in Richmond, cancels tour after trip to doctor

Posted at 3:50 PM, Mar 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-09 16:10:15-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – John Mayer announced Friday that he’s canceling his upcoming tour in 18 cities.

Mayer made the announcement on his blog.He said he felt something was wrong while he was rehearsing Tuesday. When he went to the doctor Wednesday, he discovered that a granuloma had grown back, from where it had mostly healed, on his vocal chords.

“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,” the singer wrote on his blog. “In short, it’s one giant pain in the a**.”

As a result, the singer said he had no choice but to take an indefinite break from live performing.

The seven-time Grammy Award winner was slated to perform Tuesday, April 24 at Richmond’s Landmark Theater.

The theater released this statement Friday afternoon:

“Customers who purchased their tickets with a credit card will automatically be refunded.  Those who purchased tickets with cash at Richmond CenterStage or Landmark Theater box offices should take their tickets back to the same location from which they were purchased for a full refund.”

Mayer said he still plans to release his fifth album, Born and Raised, as scheduled. He recently previewed the album’s first single “Shadow Days” on his tumblr blog (