John Mayer rushed to hospital
John Mayer was rushed to hospital in New Orleans early Tuesday (Dec. 5) to undergo an emergency appendectomy. Mayer had been in New Orleans ahead of a Dead and Company concert at the Smoothie King Center scheduled for yesterday.
“Early this morning, John Mayer was admitted to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy forcing the Dead & Company Dec. 5th concert in New Orleans to be postponed,” reads a statement released by the band. “All tickets for the Dec. 5 show will be honored for the rescheduled date.”
The statement also added: “Information on the rescheduled date will be announced as soon as possible. Should ticketholders choose to seek a refund, they will be available at point of purchase.”
Dead & Company have two Florida dates remaining on their current tour – on December 7 & 8. Also these two shows will be probably postponed. Mayer’s last performance was on Saturday night (Dec. 02), when Dead & Company hit the stage in Austin, Texas.
Mayer’s bandmates were quick to wish the guitarist well on social media. Bob Weir tweeted a photo of them together captioning it, “Wishing a speedy recovery for John. Get well soon my friend.”
Mickey Hart shared a few pictures, writing, “I’ve gotten to know John on & off the stage these last few years. The music, the camaraderie and the energy John brings to Dead & Company and our Grateful Dead catalog is special. Wishing him a speedy recovery & return to tour.” Finally Oteil Burbridge captioned his own photo “John, get well soon brother!”