The singer and guitarist, 59, underwent a procedure on Tuesday and experts say he’s on course to make a quick and full recovery. He tells fans: “I hold myself to a higher standard than others do. With that in mind, I wanted to remedy a few mint issues that come with 40 years of preaching rock’n'roll.”
The band are at work on new album Monster, due out next year, which Stanley says will be an appropriate follow-up to acclaimed return-to-form record Sonic Boom, released in 2009. Meanwhile, blues singer-songwriter John Mayer has been ordered to rest his voice for a month after undergoing surgery to remove a granuloma growth on his vocal cords.
The condition forced him off the road last month and went under the knife earlier this week. He says: “I am now on complete vocal rest for a month or more. It’s been a very long process in waiting to see if time was an alternative to surgery. But even given two weeks’ voice rest, along with many other approaches, there was no change for the better.”
Mayer admits it’s frustrating to be on medical leave while he should be promoting his upcoming album, Born and Raised, which has now had its release date put back to next year. “I stay in at night, picking guitar parts off of records and dreaming of playing on the big stage,” he says. “The only difference between now and when I was 18 is that now I have this beautiful, meaningful record waiting for me when I can sing it.”