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Mayer recovering from emergency appendectomy

A rep for John Mayer says the musician is in "good spirits" after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.

The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist underwent surgery on Tuesday. A publicist for the 40-yeaar-old said in a statement Wednesday that Mayer is recovering and "is in good spirits."

He had been touring with the Dead & Company.

The group postponed a New Orleans concert date on Tuesday and two more dates in Florida this week.

It's not clear when the tour will resume.



Taylor Swift gets $1 payment

A former radio DJ who was ordered to pay a symbolic $1 to Taylor Swift for groping her at a photo op says he mailed her a Sacagawea coin last week.

David Mueller provided a letter to The Associated Press showing the payment was sent Nov. 28. Mueller previously told the AP he intended the coin featuring a prominent Native American woman as a final jab at the singer in a case her side called a win for all women.

Swift was among the "Silence Breakers" named as Time magazine's person of the year. In a story published Wednesday, she said she hadn't received the dollar.

Mueller had sued Swift claiming she falsely accused him of groping her and sought up to $3 million. A federal jury in Denver ruled for Swift.



Coroner determines cause of comic's death

Medical examiners in Las Vegas have determined that comic Ralphie May's death was from high blood pressure and heart disease.

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told The Associated Press the round-faced comedian whose body was found Oct. 6 at a home in Las Vegas died of heart failure due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease.

The death was ruled natural.

May was 45 and had a wife and two children in Nashville, Tennessee.



Today's birthdays: Singer Jerry Butler is 78. Drummer Bobby Elliott of The Hollies is 76. Actor John Rubinstein is 71. Actress Kim Basinger is 64. Guitarist Phil Collen of Def Leppard is 60. Actress Teri Hatcher is 53. Actor David Harewood is 52. Singer Sinead O'Connor is 51. Country singer Sam Hunt is 33.



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