John Mayer had successful throat surgery for his granuloma condition, and is now on complete vocal rest and recovering at home, the singer confirmed last Thursday.
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 explained on Tumblr.
Mayer, who recently turned 34 years old, also touched on his newfound look on life, post-granuloma throat surgery.
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 . . . 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, he wrote.
News of Mayer's throat condition was first confirmed through his Tumblr account on Sept. 16, when the singer was giving an update on his upcoming album, Born and Raised.
After several months of going week to week monitoring and hoping to correct the condition, I am forced to cancel my upcoming singing engagements due to something next to my vocal cords called a granuloma . . . this is a temporary setback, though I'm not sure how long or short a period of time it will be, Mayer wrote at the time.
The seven time Grammy Award winner bowed out of the iheartradio Music Festival in Las Vegas and a Tony Bennett event in Los Angeles.
I know there were people depending on me to be there and I'm sorry that I can't be on those stages, Mayer added.
Mayer, who first arrived on the music scene in 2001 with Your Body Is a Wonderland, has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. His last studio album, 2009's Battle Studies, was responsible for the hits Who Says, Heartbreak Warfare and Half of My Heart, a duet with Taylor Swift.
To date, 2001's Room for Squares remains as Mayer's most successful album, selling more than 4.3 million copies in the U.S.
According to the NYU School of Medicine, granuloma is commonly caused by the body's response to chronic irritation or trauma. The inflammation can vary in size, and may form on one or both sides of the voice box, affecting vocal cords and even breathing.
The released date for Born and Raised, Mayer's fifth studio album, has been pushed from October to early 2012.
On Thursday, Mayer also revealed his immediate post-throat surgery plans, and it doesn't involve the studio or a press conference.
Until then, I'm taking off. Going to travel the country, look and listen, Mayer wrote.