Singer John Mayer was rushed to a New Orleans hospital Tuesday morning for an emergency appendectomy. The 40-year-old is currently touring with Dead & Company, who released a statement on his condition. "Early this morning, Tuesday, Dec. 5, John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for emergency appendectomy forcing the Dead & Company Dec. 5 concert in New Orleans to be postponed," the statement reads.
John and his band had a show scheduled for tonight in NOLA, but according to TMZ, the original tickets will be honored at a new date. Fans also have the option to receive a full refund. Along with John, Dead & Company consists of Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, as well as Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.
An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix and is often performed as an emergency procedure when the patient is suffering from appendicitis. It's unclear at this time when he will be healthy enough to perform again.
Unfortunately for the "Gravity" crooner, this isn’t the first time he's battled a health issue. In 2011, he delayed the release of his album Born and Raised due to a treatment he was receiving for a granuloma discovered on his vocal cords. He underwent a second surgery that August and was put on vocal rest for several months.
Dead & Company is currently next scheduled to perform on Thursday at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL. There is no news yet on the surgery's outcome.