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John Mayer Hospitalized for Emergency Appendectomy

Dead and Company postpone U.S. tour dates while guitarist recovers

John Mayer Hospitalized for Emergency Appendectomy

John Mayer was hospitalized to undergo an emergency appendectomy, forcing Dead and Company to postpone a concert in New Orleans.

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UPDATE: John Mayer is recovering from the emergency appendectomy he underwent Tuesday, December 5th. He is in good spirits, his representative tells Rolling Stone

Dead and Company, the guitarist’s off-shoot band with former Grateful Dead members, have postponed their concerts for December 7th in Orlando, Florida and December 8th in Sunrise, Florida, in addition to their previously delayed December 5th date in New Orleans. All tickets for these shows will be honored for future rescheduled dates, which will be announced soon. Ticketholders can also request refunds at the point of purchase. 

Mayer was hospitalized early Tuesday morning for an emergency appendectomy, Dead and Company said on Twitter. Mayer’s Dead and Co. bandmate Bob Weir posted a photo of the pair rehearsing on stage with the note, “Wishing a speedy recovery for John… Get well soon my friend.”

Dead and Company formed in 2015 after the surviving members of the Grateful Dead reunited for their final Fare Thee Well shows. The new group features Mayer alongside original Grateful Dead members Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, as well as Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. 

In April, Mayer released a new solo album, The Search for Everything

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