John Mayer took on his Tumblr this afternoon to announce that he will be cancelling a series of upcoming high-profile performances, including Ryan Seacrest’s “iheartradio” Music Festival in Las Vegas and a Tony Bennett concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
He also goes on to acknowledge the release of his upcoming album, “Born and Raised” will be moved to next year. As we reported in May, the album was originally scheduled for an October release.
Here is the full post, from his one forty plus blog:
After several months of going week to week monitoring and hoping to correct the condition, I am forced to cancel my upcoming singing engagements due to something next to my vocal cords called a granuloma.
I’m bummed to have to bow out of both the iheartradio Music Festival in Las Vegas and an appearance with Tony Bennett in Los Angeles. I know there were people depending on me to be there and I’m sorry that I can’t be on those stages.
‘Born and Raised’ is complete as far as music recording, song selection, and in some cases mixing, but because of this condition I couldn’t finish singing on several of the tracks. This means the record will be released next year instead of this fall or winter.
This is a temporary setback, though I’m not sure how long or short a period of time it will be. 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. Until then I’ll be spending time writing and composing more music and kicking an empty soup can around the West Village.
I’m looking forward to seeing you again soon. Until then take good care.
Mayer will be featured on a duet of “One for My Baby (And One For The Road) with Tony Bennett on “Duets II”, which is due out September 20.
With many noticing her new ‘look,’ Bristol Palin is finally admitting that she had work done, E Online reports.
“I had corrective jaw surgery,” she tells ‘US Weekly,’ saying she went under the knife back in December 2010 shortly after her ’Dancing With The Stars’ exit.
“Yes, it improved the way I look, but this surgery was necessary for medical reasons…so my jaw and teeth could properly realign. I don’t obsess over my face,” she insists.
Palin says she’s happy with her new face. So are we.
“I am absolutely thrilled with the results,” she says. “I look older, more mature, and don’t have as much of a chubby little baby face!”
If you look at the before and after pictures it’s so obvious she had surgery, so I’m glad she actually owned up to it. I don’t agree, however, that it was done for medical reasons. I mean, last time I checked, when doctors did jaw work they also didn’t remove chin fat and give you a prominent jaw line. But hey, I’m no doctor. She looks good though.
Hugh Laurie is set to quit ‘House,’ reports CTV.
The British actor, who plays Dr. Gregory House in the medical drama, thinks his run on the show will soon come to an end after shooting on the eighth season concludes this summer.
“The end of that season, right now looks like the end of the show. Well, that’s as far as they’ve got me for,” said Laurie.
Of all things, the 51-year-old star is now focusing on his debut solo blues album ‘Let Them Talk,’ which he is promoting with performances throughout Europe this month.
“The acting muscles don’t know what they’re doing, actually. Perhaps they should, but they don’t. There’s very little about this. I don’t know maybe there’s a repetitive action in music — if you do your scales and your fingers are nimble, then there are certain things you just know you can do without too much difficulty.”
“Acting for some reason isn’t like that. It doesn’t become automated in quite the same way.”
Hugh, who moved to Los Angeles for the show in 2003, recently admitted he was surprised at the success of ‘House’ but was growing disillusioned with it. ”I never thought this would last seven years, just two weeks I thought. I get tired of getting up at four in the morning. Some days are harder than others.”
I can’t imagine the show without him as the antagonistic Dr. House, so I’m pretty sure if he leaves the show will end. I never liked the show, I personally found him a very annoying character, but I’m sure many will be saddened by this news.
The professional wrestler had a medical scare this week when doctors thought they found an abnormality in his heart, reports TMZ.
Hogan was getting tests done for future back surgery when doctors discovered a problem with his EKG. Sources told TMZ that the back doctor sent Hogan to a specialist at a cardiovascular medical center in Florida for further investigation into the problem.
But like we said, Hogan triumphed. After running more extensive tests, doctors discovered that Hogan’s heart is working normally. Hogan was apparently “very worried” during the whole process.
But now that everything is back to normal, he is set to get back surgery soon.