John Mayer‘s got a lot going on right now. The singer had surgery last week and is now musically silenced for the next six months. He is not able to sing while he recovers from surgery to remove a granuloma from his vocal cords. He was, however, spotted with reported ex Katy Perry over the weekend, as well. Never a dull moment on Planet Mayer.

Mayer posted a heartfelt and sensitive message on his Tumblr about the fact that he can’t sing for the next half-year. The singer-songwriter is known for blabbing about his exes to the media, and offering TMI, but here, he’s informative and subdued, sharing just enough details for fans.

The entirety of his text is below. He also expresses empathy for other people who are sidelined from doing what they love for a chunk of time. He relates. He “gets” it. It certainly makes us feel bad for Mayer being unable to do what he loves most.

The Train Is Now Moving

Hi all,

Well, here I am. Silent for the next few months, no singing for probably six, but all signs point to this being the last step in getting to perform again. Back to notebooks and iPad to communicate for the time being. Zen living at its finest… so if you see me out and about and I don’t answer you when you say hello, I’m not ignoring you. Promise. I’ll try and post more on here, but I’ve gotten really good at keeping my thoughts to myself and I don’t exactly see anybody starving for my take on things. But it might be fun to offer some kind of window into this very odd and slightly beautiful time.

I hope this finds you each and all very well… And I know I’m not the only person hoping that six months from now they’ll have a chance to do what they love so much, so good luck with your thing too.


In other Mayer news, reports were widespread that he split with reported girlfriend Katy Perry (with whom he never confirmed a relationship despite photographic evidence, mind you) via email. However, the two were seen snuggling up to one another at a concert over the weekend and there is photographic evidence of that fact. But they both have scary eyes in the pic, which you can see below!

Mayer reportedly had his arm around Perry while they enjoyed the sounds, sights and scenery. Rumor has it that despite the split (which occurred in tacky fashion, no less), Perry began drunk texting Mayer late at night and that opened the doors of communication between them, according to Hollywood Life. Classy!

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