John Mayer Appreciates Talent More After Surgery


As the saying goes, “sometimes you only get to appreciate the value of something after it is gone”.

Fortunately for singer/songwriter John Mayer not all is lost. He got a new sense of appreciation for his singing talent before it was totally gone due to an enlarged nodule just above his vocal cord.

Mayer, 34, had surgery on Thursday to remove the granuloma (enlarged nodule) just above his vocal cord and is now on complete vocal rest. So, instead of granting an interview, he writes about his surgery and epiphany on his Tumblr account.

He writes, “I am now on complete vocal rest for a month or more. It’s been a very long process in waiting to see if time was an alternative to surgery, but even given two weeks’ voice rest (along with many other approaches), there was no change for the better.”

Mayer first announced his diagnosis in September after he was forced to cancel a series of scheduled concerts.

Mayer added that the experience helped him appreciate his talent once again, saying, “I should be frustrated but I can’t seem to stop thinking about beautiful things. I never thought I’d be wishing I could do what I love again; I stay in at night, picking guitar parts off of records and dreaming of playing on the big stage.”

“The only difference between now and when I was 18 is that now I have this beautiful, meaningful record waiting for me when I can sing it.”

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