John Mayer (center) with Dead & Company bandmates Oteil Burbridge, Bob Weir and Jeff Chimenti.
John Mayer has been rushed into a New Orleans hospital for an appendectomy, forcing Dead & Company to cancel tonight’s appearance. The psychedelic jam band, which has been touring with Mayer since 2015, announced the news via Twitter.
Please join us in wishing Mayer a speedy recovery from this usually-harmless procedure. We hope he returns to the road soon with his Dead & Company bandmates. It is doubtful, however, whether he will be able to complete the current tour. There are only two more scheduled dates, December 7 and 8, both in Florida.
Appendectomy patients typically return to work after 1 to 4 weeks in recovery.