John Mayer's Album Delayed Due to Serious Throat Condition

Time News Feed reports that John Mayer has been diagnosed with granuloma, a serious throat condition -- and he'll have to take a breather.

The inflamed nodule near his vocal chords has forced the Grammy-winning guitarist to take a break from singing until he is completely healed.

Mayer told his fans via Tumblr that despite months of “week to week monitoring” and hopes to repair his condition, he's “bummed” to say he must bow out of the iheartradio Music Festival in Las Vegas and his appearance with Tony Bennett in Los Angeles.

Also, Mayer's next studio album, Born and Raised, which was expected to be released later this year, has been postponed until sometime in 2012 -- because he is unable to finish the vocal tracks on several songs.

Though unsure of how long he'll be out, Mayer calls this a “temporary setback” and says he'll return to singing as soon as he gets the all-clear from his doctors.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.