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Taking to his Tumblr page last Thursday (Oct. 20), the singer, guitarist and sometime tabloid figure revealed that he'd gone under the knife earlier in the day. While he'd hoped time would heal the pesky granuloma located just about his vocal cord, vocal rest did little to alleviate his symptoms.
"I should be frustrated but I can't seem to stop thinking about beautiful things," Mayer wrote. "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."
Although the singer has been ordered to rest his voice for a month, he has plenty to look forward to. He's nearly finished recording his fifth studio album, 'Born and Raised,' and once it's ready, Mayer will surely find himself back on the road, playing to packed houses.
"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.
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