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For a few months in early 2010, John Mayer was infinitely (and oftentimes, offensively) quotable, sharing his thoughts on Jessica Simpson’s skills in the sack and confessing that he had never really gotten over Jennifer Aniston. Amid much backlash, the singer-songwriter went silent.
“I lost my head for a little while. I lost touch and I didn’t want to ask for directions,” Mayer, 34, tells Ellen DeGeneres in an interview airing Tuesday. “I did a couple really dumb interviews and it woke me up.”
Calling it “a very strange time,” a chastened Mayer says the conscious decision to step back for two years was the right choice, crediting it with “rocketing him into adulthood.”
“I’m glad I actually stayed out of the spotlight,” he notes. “Back then I would’ve said, ‘Let me get out and do Ellen and explain myself.’ It was like, ‘No, idiot. Go away – be 33 and 34 instead of 28 for the fourth year.’ ”
The time off was productive, leading Mayer to write and record Born and Raised, out May 22. Unfortunately, the return of a granuloma in his throat after surgery last October means Mayer is unable to sing, forcing the cancelation of his tour and necessitating another surgery, set to take place this fall.
“It’s not a health concern whatsoever but it has taken me out of singing,” he explains. “Tried to beat it the first time and couldn’t. They cut this thing out, then they inject your vocal cords with Botox which freezes [them] so [they] can heal without smacking up against the other side. I just need more Botox next time.”
In the meantime, Mayer has moved to the Bozeman, Mont., area and begun work on his next album.
“I can’t sing, so I’m writing,” he tells DeGeneres. “I live in Montana – middle of nowhere. It’s really excellent. You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy. I remembered to get happy.”
Is art imitating life in John Mayer’s latest music video?
The notorious serial dater, who back in December said his love life was on hiatus, seems to be back to his playboy ways – at least on the small screen.
PEOPLE has the exclusive premiere of the singer’s “Half of My Heart” video, where a tux-clad Mayer, 32, sings and strums about not being able to “stop loving you with half of my heart” after apparently leaving his bride at the altar.
Taylor Swift fans who hoped to see the country singer in the video are out of luck. Swift, who recorded the song with Mayer for his 2009 album Battle Studies, never makes an appearance.
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They’ll be getting the chance to cover the *“John Mayer Live From the Beacon Theatre”* concert that airs LIVE and in HD on Fuse *November 17 at 9pm ET*! The special concert event is in conjunction with the release of Mayer’s new album, “Battle Studies,” and will include additional programming including a personal and revealing one-on-one interview with the artist. Check out the sneak peeks below:
“Who Says” Interview Segment: