Posted by: Christopher Tisdall in: Entertainment Ideas
John Mayer is still waiting for his singing voice to return after his damaged vocal cords were frozen – twice.
The singer was forced to cancel tour dates and recording commitments earlier this year after learning he’d have to have a second Botox shot into his throat because the first didn’t work.
Mayer admits she’s still without much of a singing voice, but that hasn’t stopped him writing hits – and now he thinks he might just stay away from the microphone.
He says, “I can’t sing so I’m writing.”
And talking about his throat problems, he tells talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, “It’s not a health concern whatsoever but it has taken me out of singing. I tried to beat it the first time and couldn’t. What they actually do is they cut this thing out of your throat and then they inject your vocal cords with Botox, which freezes your vocal cords so that this thing can heal without smacking up against the other side. I just need more Botox next time.
“So I got to do it all over again, get more Botox, which kind of paralyzes the vocal cord for longer. I’m very happy to be a writer, really lucky to be a write.”