John Mayer tests POSITIVE for COVID-19 and pulls out of Dead and Company's event in Mexico 1

John Mayer tests POSITIVE for COVID-19 and pulls out of Dead and Company’s event in Mexico

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Just before leaving for Mexico to perform in Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand event this weekend, John Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19.

The 44-year-old singer was slated to perform with Dead and Company, an offshoot of the beloved group Grateful Dead, at the event in Cancun, Mexico, via Variety.

The news was announced on Dead and Company’s Instagram page on Wednesday, revealing Mayer was just about to leave for Mexico when he tested positive and was forced to bow out of the festivities.

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Positive: Just before leaving for Mexico to perform in Dead and Company's Playing in the Sand event this weekend, John Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19

Positive: Just before leaving for Mexico to perform in Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand event this weekend, John Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19

Update: The news was announced on Dead and Company's Instagram page on Wednesday, revealing Mayer was just about to leave for Mexico when he tested positive and was forced to bow out of the festivities

Update: The news was announced on Dead and Company’s Instagram page on Wednesday, revealing Mayer was just about to leave for Mexico when he tested positive and was forced to bow out of the festivities

‘Today, just prior to leaving for Mexico, per his physician, @JohnMayer tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to perform at the upcoming “Playing in the Sand” event in Riviera Cancun January 7-10,’ the Company’s statement began. 

‘The weekend will now feature Dos Hermanos con Amigos: @MickeyHart and @BobWeir with @JeffChimentiMusic and @Oteil_Burbridge, joined by @LuvrsLane, Tom Hamilton @TRHJunior and including special guests and sit ins including @MissMargoPrice and others,’ the statement added.

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‘We came down here to have fun. Unfortunately some of our brothers cannot make it but fun is what we’re going to have,’ said Bobby Weir.

Positive: 'Today, just prior to leaving for Mexico, per his physician, @JohnMayer tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to perform at the upcoming ¿Playing in the Sand¿ event in Riviera Cancun January 7-10,' the Company's statement began

Positive: ‘Today, just prior to leaving for Mexico, per his physician, @JohnMayer tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to perform at the upcoming “Playing in the Sand” event in Riviera Cancun January 7-10,’ the Company’s statement began

‘In these unprecedented times fans should expect many rare and different tunes,’ the statement concluded.

Variety confirmed Mayer’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis, though the singer has not yet addressed fans himself on his verified social media platforms at this time.

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Mayer is the second Dead and Company member to pull out of the event, with drummer Bill Kreutztmann pulling out on Monday.

Confirmed: Variety confirmed Mayer's positive COVID-19 diagnosis, though the singer has not yet addressed fans himself on his verified social media platforms at this time

Confirmed: Variety confirmed Mayer’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis, though the singer has not yet addressed fans himself on his verified social media platforms at this time

‘Playing in the Sand has become my favorite tour stop in recent years and there’s so much about it that’s just so great,’ Kreutztmann said on Instagram. 

‘And thus, it is with a heavy and still recovering heart that I have to relay a note that I received from my doctor this morning, ordering me to sit this one out,’ he added.

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The drummer said his doctor ordered him to ‘take it easy’ through the end of January after suffering some heart-related health issues this fall. 

Second: Mayer is the second Dead and Company member to pull out of the event, with drummer Bill Kreutztmann pulling out on Monday

Second: Mayer is the second Dead and Company member to pull out of the event, with drummer Bill Kreutztmann pulling out on Monday

The Dead and Company website reveals that fans going to the event in Mexico must adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols.

All guests must provide, ‘Proof of COVID-19 vaccination before departure, Negative COVID-19 PCR test no more than 48 hours prior to check in, Antigen test administered at check in; AND Additional antigen test for departure.’

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Fans will also need to have gotten their, ‘2nd Moderna, Pfizer, or AstraZeneca shot, or the single Johnson & Johnson shot at least 14 days prior to arrival.’

Website: The Dead and Company website reveals that fans going to the event in Mexico must adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols

Website: The Dead and Company website reveals that fans going to the event in Mexico must adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols

Proof: All guests must provide, 'Proof of COVID-19 vaccination before departure, Negative COVID-19 PCR test no more than 48 hours prior to check in, Antigen test administered at check in; AND Additional antigen test for departure'

Proof: All guests must provide, ‘Proof of COVID-19 vaccination before departure, Negative COVID-19 PCR test no more than 48 hours prior to check in, Antigen test administered at check in; AND Additional antigen test for departure’

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