Ellen: John Mayer Vocal Issues
After a three year hiatus from performing music, John Mayer is making a comeback. He had a vocal chord issue that kept him from speaking or singing for months while it healed.
John said that when he went to the doctor’s office, they made him get botox in his vocal chords. When they told him they would do it right there, in the office, he started crying. Understandably so. They stuck a huge needle through the guy’s neck, who wouldn’t cry? They told him he had three days and then he wouldn’t be able to talk anymore until it healed. He called his dad to tell him he loved him and that was that.
Ellen: John Mayer’s Lifestyle Changes
Since the procedure and healing, John has changed his lifestyle drastically. He’s stopped drinking and moved to Montana. He said that acid reflux and drinking were two factors that caused his vocal chord issue. He now stays in and enjoys the quiet life. John played a lot of guitar while he was off, but couldn’t write because he couldn’t sing.
John said that he now goes back to the doctor regularly to get his vocal chords checked, but it hasn’t come back. He enjoys his new life, going outdoors, taking walks by the river and playing with his dogs. John has a new respect for music and the voice as an instrument.
Ellen: John Mayer Breakup With Katy Perry
The last time Ellen saw John was at the Grammy’s. He was still dating Katy Perry at the time, but they’ve since parted ways. He said the relationship was very private and he wants to keep everything about it private.
Ellen: Something Like Olivia
It’s amazing that he was off for so long, thinking he may never sing again, and now he’s back the same as before. John performed “Something Like Olivia” off his Born and Raised album which came out last summer. Same good ol’ John Mayer, but a new sound that’s a lot more like classic rock and country. I’m guess Montana has changed him.
Ellen: Trip To Melbourne
Ellen wrapped today’s show with some footage from her trip to Australia. Today we got to see her arrive with Portia de Rossi in Melbourne. They took a ferry ride with Ellen’s mom and got to greet the Australians.