Singer songwriter has nodules removed from vocal cords

John Mayer has had surgery to treat a serious throat condition.

The American singer songwriter had an inflamed nodule – or granuloma – near his vocal cords removed.

Mayer announced via his Tumblr blog that he’d had the operation on Thursday (October 20). He went on to explain he’ll take “complete vocal rest for a month or more.”

Mayer, who has sold more than 20million albums around the world, has now delayed the release of his new album ‘Born And Raised’ due to the condition.

“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,” he wrote on his blog, meaning going under the knife was the only option left open to him.

“I should be frustrated but I can’t seem to stop thinking about beautiful things…,” he added, also stating that until his voice recovers and he can continue work on his album, he’s going to travel across America.

“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.”