John Mayer’s band Dead & Company had to postpone a show on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, after the singer and guitarist was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. The band was scheduled to perform in New Orleans. Fans were more concerned about Mayer’s health than they were the missed show as they flocked to social media in order to get the latest updates on the Grammy-award winning musician.
Dead & Company consists of John Mayer and original band members of the Grateful Dead Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzman. The band is in the middle of a fall tour with dates scheduled throughout the week.
Early Tuesday morning, the official Dead and Company Instagram account shared an announcement stating Mayer had been rushed to the hospital and refunds will be issued for those who don’t wish to attend the rescheduled show.
You may read that statement below.
“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. All tickets for the December 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 point of purchase.”
Fans quickly responded by sending prayers and well wishes for Mayer’s speedy recovery.
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. All tickets for the December 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 point of purchase.
— billboard (@billboard) December 5, 2017
Shortly before the tour launched, John Mayer shared a post about the Grateful Dead’s original founder Jerry Garcia and how he is humbled to take the stage each night and plays the music in deference to Garcia.
We’re about to begin what I believe in my heart will be the best tour so far for @deadandcompany. Something is definitely spinning up in the air around us. But as I sit at the end of my bed with my guitar in my hands I feel like I need to post this. I’m only here as an interpreter of a master. This band has developed a soul all its own but I play in constant emotional, psychological and musical deference to Jerry Garcia. I suppose I thought it would become easier each tour to stand on that stage and go reaching for that sound and those colors, but it in some ways it gets harder – the deeper I go into the music, the more I realize what it deserves. Just know that with every show we play, I’ll never forget why it is I’m standing there. This is the great ongoing privilege of my life. See ya round campus. ⚡️
Those who are disappointed about missing shows from the Dead & Company’s 2017 tour can check out some of these videos from the fall tour below.
Fans immediately flooded social media with messages for Mayer. At the time of this writing, John Mayer hasn’t returned to social media to provide any updates on his health condition.
— Dead & Company (@deadandcompany) December 3, 2017
Mayer is most likely resting and recovering. It’s unclear when he will feel well enough to return to social media.
— Wes Clark (@wesinator09) December 5, 2017
While most fans wished John Mayer well, there were a few cheeky comments online such as the one female fan who stated she wished she was John Mayer’s nurse.
We’re wishing John Mayer a quick and speedy recovery as well!