Singer is "recovering" and "in good spirits"
An update has been issued about John Mayer‘s health after he was hospitalised for an emergency appendectomy.
The news was initially announced via the official Twitter account of Mayer’s Dead & Company band, which sees him performing with members of The Grateful Dead.
The band said their show in New Orleans on Tuesday night (December 5) had been postponed.
“Early this morning, Tuesday, December 5th, John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for emergency appendectomy forcing the Dead & Company December 5th concert in New Orleans to be postponed,” a statement read.
Now, an additional statement released via Twitter confirms that Mayer is “recovering” and is “in good spirits”.
Dead & Company have also postponed shows in Orlando and Sunrise, Florida that had been scheduled for later this week.
Meanwhile, John Mayer was earlier this year forced to defend one of his music videos over accusations of cultural appropriation.
His ‘Still Feel Like Your Man’ video was released in April and featured geishas, samurai and dancing pandas. The singer himself described the clip as “disco dojo”.
Responding in interview with USA Today, Mayer said: “I wasn’t anticipating any backlash. If I were anticipating backlash, I wouldn’t have made the video. Controversy does not inspire me. I wish I could say it did, but controversy does not inspire me. I would never have made something anticipating backlash, I would’ve changed it so I didn’t anticipate backlash.”
He continued: “We anticipate that somebody’s going to have something to say about it, but that does not preclude you from creating something. You should not be an artist if your fear is that somebody, somewhere, if you Twitter-search it, is going to use the phrase. Anybody can use any phrase they want, but it’s not a good enough reason (to not make something). Otherwise, any idea would just be me walking up and down the beach kicking a can.”