Rock star John Mayer admitted to hospital for emergency appendectomy

John Mayer

Rock singer-songwriter John Mayer on Tuesday went into emergency surgery for removal of his appendix, forcing his band featuring former members of the Grateful Dead to postpone a show.

John Mayer was hospitalized on Tuesday for an emergency appendectomy.

The NOLA show has been rescheduled, with ticket refunds also available at point of purchase.

The band's official Twitter account broke the news of Mayer's health issue early Tuesday. Information on the rescheduled date will be announced as soon as possible.

Mayer's bandmates, Grateful Dead founding members Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, promised concert goers that the December 5 show will be rescheduled. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Mayer opened up about what it meant to hit the road with Bob Weir and bring some of those iconic Grateful Dead tracks to life once again.

The 40-year-old had performed with the Dead & Company as recently as Sunday. No word yet on the remaining tour dates, which was scheduled to wrap up on Friday in Sunrise, Florida.

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