John Mayer Hospitalized for Emergency Appendectomy

John Mayer - 2016 D'USSE VIP Riser at ANTI World Tour - Getty - H 2017
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Tuesday's Dead & Company show in New Orleans has been postponed due to Mayer's illness.

John Mayer has been hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy, his representatives say, forcing him to cancel a concert with the Dead & Company at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

"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 from Dead & Company reads. "All tickets for the Dec. 5 show will be honored for the rescheduled date. Information on the rescheduled date will be announced as soon as possible. Should ticketholders choose to seek a refund, they will be available at the point of purchase."

Mayer is on the second leg of his tour with Grateful Dead founding members Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, along with Mickey Hart, who joined the band two years after its formation in 1967. Dead & Company was on the second leg of its 2018 tour, having performed three shows at Madison Square Garden (Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 7) as well as Bridgestone Arena in Nashville (Nov. 18) and the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (Nov. 27).

It's unclear if Mayer will recover in time to close out the tour — he has another concert scheduled for Thursday at Amway Center in Orlando and a Friday show in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 

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