John Mayer is still waiting for his singing voice to return after his damaged vocal cords were frozen twice.
Mayer says he’s still without much of a singing voice, but that hasn’t stopped him from writing hits, and now he thinks he might just stay away from the microphone. He says, “I can’t sing, so I’m writing.”
Talking about his throat problems, he tells talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, “It’s not a health concern whatsoever, but it has taken me out of singing. I tried to beat it the first time and couldn’t. What they actually do is they cut this thing out of your throat and then they inject your vocal cords with Botox, which freezes your vocal cords so that this thing can heal without smacking up against the other side. I just need more Botox next time.
Botox is used in some “medically necessary” applications as well as the cosmetic. As I have mentioned before, I use botulinum toxin to help ease my wife’s migraine headaches.
In Mr Mayer’s case, Botox is being used used to temporarily freeze a vocal cord so it can heal after surgery. Botox like any drug is not always effective. Mayer reports hopes that a higher dose will work better.
John Di Saia MD