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Dead and Company postpone Thursday’s Orlando concert after John Mayer’s emergency appendectomy

By Jay Cridlin
John Mayer, Bill Kreutzman and Bob Weir of Dead and Company at Madison Square Garden on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

If you had to guess which member of Dead and Company might have an emergency medical issue that would force the postponement of several shows, you might guess Bob Weir, right? Or maybe Mickey Hart or Bill Kreutzmann?

Nope. It's John Mayer.

The guitarist — no stranger to medical issues himself — was hospitalized this week for an emergency appendectomy, forcing the postponement of shows in several cities. On Wednesday, the Grateful Dead-ish supergroup confirmed that concerts on Thursday at Orlando's Amway Center and Friday at Sunrise's BB&T Center were among those affected.

"John Mayer is recovering from the emergency appendectomy he underwent yesterday and is in good spirits," the band tweeted.

"All tickets for these shows will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Information on the rescheduled concerts will be announced as soon as possible. Should ticketholders choose to seek a refund, they will be available at the point of purchase."

Sounds like they plan to keep on truckin' when they can. Click here for more info on the Orlando show.

— Jay Cridlin