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John Mayer Hospitalized for Emergency Appendectomy

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 01: Recording artist John Mayer performs during a stop of The Search for Everything World Tour at Talking Stick Resort Arena on August 1, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Singer-songwriter and current Dead & Company frontman John Mayer was hospitalized this morning in New Orleans for an emergency appendectomy, the band confirmed in a statement. Dead & Company, the continuing Grateful Dead outfit, were scheduled to perform tonight at the Smoothie King Center. That show is now postponed, as TMZ reports Mayer is undergoing surgery.

Dead & Company are near the conclusion of their fall tour, originally scheduled to wrap up in Florida on Friday. Mayer is also scheduled for some upcoming shows separate from the band, including a holiday concert and “Controlled Danger,” a pair of collaborative performances with Dave Chappelle over New Year’s Eve weekend. The status of those shows is not yet clear.