Dead & Company postponed their show Tuesday night in New Orleans after band member John Mayer was hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy.
“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,” said a tweet from the band’s Twitter account.
Dead & Company was formed in 2015, and along with Mayer, includes former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann. His band-mates were quick to wish him well on social media.
Wishing a speedy recovery for John… Get well soon my friend. pic.twitter.com/FGYHC8hdCS
— Bob Weir (@BobWeir) December 5, 2017
I've gotten to know @JohnMayer on & off the stage these last few years. The music, the camaraderie and the energy John brings to @deadandcompany and our @GratefulDead catalog is special. Wishing him a speedy recovery & return to tour. pic.twitter.com/jfwX38rtCO
— Mickey Hart (@mickeyhart) December 6, 2017
Mayer, 40, has been touring with the Grateful Dead offshoot since last month. The last two stops on the tour are later this week, December 7 & 8 in Florida, but no news has been given about whether Mayer will be well enough to perform. The guitarist also has a number of upcoming solo dates scheduled to promote his seventh album, The Search for Everything, released earlier this year.
A representative for John Mayer confirmed to CNN that he is out of surgery and recovering.
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. https://t.co/rqGneAg6sC
— Dead & Company (@deadandcompany) December 5, 2017
Update: Dead & Company’s shows on December 7 in Orlando and December 8 in Sunrise have also been postponed while Mayer recovers.
John Mayer is recovering from the emergency appendectomy he underwent yesterday and is in good spirits.
The Dead & Company concerts scheduled for December 7 in Orlando, Florida and December 8 in Sunrise, Florida, in addition to the December 5 show in New Orleans, are postponed. pic.twitter.com/ciffjSFxKS
— Dead & Company (@deadandcompany) December 6, 2017