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John Mayer Talks About His Struggles as an "Ego Addict"

The "Who You Love" singer sat down with 'Today' to explain his negative public perception

John Mayer went on Today with Ronan Farrow recently to clarify some ongoing rumors about the singer: He's a womanizer, he's self-centered, all that negative junk. 

Mayer was at first unapologetic about his past behavior with the media, starting with, "[It's like] 'Alright dude, you did a couple interviews where you were out of touch and you were being a ham, you were basically night club dancing into a nitroglycerin plant.'"

When asked the big "W" question, Mayer said, point-blank, that he does not consider himself a womanizer: 

"No, absolutely not... but when you're crafty and clever and you go, 'Well I'm just going to be as strange as they think I am,' then, number one, you're not playing music anymore. Number two, you're not feeling anything honestly, and number three, you're not saying anything honestly."

Then he took it one step further: 

"I'm a recovered ego addict. The only way that I can be sure that I don't relapse is to admit that I constantly have this ego addiction everyday, so I do the GRAMMYs and I go home. If I stay, I get high again. Then you're low again because you can't stop looking, so I'm a recovered ego addict."

Watch the full interview above. And good luck and solidarity to Mr. Mayer with his continuing recovery.


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