But it sounds like it ended up helping the singer grow and learn in the best way possible.
The health issue was a struggle for John as he revealed all he had to deal with:
“I probably had contiguously three, maybe four months of not saying a word. The endurance was tough for me, but I started a new life … [I] got to a point where [I] thought we were out of the woods, and then it came raging back.”
However, the time John took off after the second bout ended up being just the thing he needed. He added:
“I felt I needed to take six months off, just to regain my sanity, really.”
And sanity he has…along with much better health!
In fact, things are so good, John is all set to finally tour in support of Born and Raised which was released last May.
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