I can almost hear the collective swooning of freshman-year college girls subsiding and beach balls deflating. On the heels of his fifth studio album, John Mayer is still the reigning king of soft jams. He's had numerous hits since arriving on the scene in 2001 with songs like "Heartbreak Warfare", "The Heart Of Life" and "Only Heart". However, with recent medical complications, John Mayer may begin recording songs more like "Slow Dancing With A Burning Throat".

John Mayer announced last night (via. his Tumblr) that he would be canceling some upcoming concerts and delaying the release of Born and Raised, his fifth studio album. What, fangirls screamed, is the cause for such an injustice? According to Mayer himself...

I am forced to cancel my upcoming singing engagements due to something next to my vocal cords called granuloma…This is a temporary setback, though I'm not sure how long or short a period of time it will be. I've got the best doctors in the country looking after me and I will be singing and touring again as soon as I get the all clear. Until then I'll be spending time writing and composing more music and kicking an empty soup can around the West Village.

Granuloma is basically inflamed tissue that, in this case, has occurred near his vocal chords. Included in the canceled concerts are the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas and a Los Angeles date in which Mayer was set to preform with the legendary Tony Bennett. Born and Raised will now be released sometime in 2012 as opposed to this Winter. Though Mayer-ninites shouldn't panic yet as most of the new album has been finished and a single should be making it's way to the radio over the next few months. Mayer's heath is expected to return to normal within a few weeks as Granuloma is relatively unserious. The singer already seems to be on the road to recovery as treatment for the issue does include "kicking an empty soup can around the West Village". But, until Mayer returns to full health I'm sure he will be "Dreaming With A Broken Throat".

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