John Mayer apologized for his recent interview comments while on stage last night in Nashville. In case somehow you’ve missed it, John Mayer has unleashed a firestorm of criticism for some stomach turning comments that he made to Playboy Magazine.
John Mayer spoke to the crowd for over 4 minutes about how he felt bad he felt for what he said. He promised that he would no longer try to “be clever” and grasp for “headlines” or “sound bites” and just stick to “playing his guitar” He even appeared to choke up on his words.
“In a quest to be clever, I completely forgot about the people that I love and the people that love me.” Mayer went on to say, “And when I should have just given that up and played the guitar more, I didn’t. And so I decided I would just be as clever as possible all of the time. And I did that at the expense of the people that I love. And that feels absolutely terrible. It feels worse than any headline that I thought I could get my way out of.”
The only words that Mayer forgot to say in those four minutes? I’m sorry.
John Mayer has also been tweeting about his regret over his Playboy interview comments. Here’s some of his tweets.
And while I’m using today for looking at myself under harsh light, I think it’s time to stop trying to be so raw in interviews…It started as an attempt to not let the waves of criticism get to me, but it’s gotten out of hand and I’ve created somewhat of a monster.
I wanted to be a blues guitar player. And a singer. And a songwriter. Not a shock jock. I don’t have the stomach for it.
Again, because I don’t want anyone to think I’m equivocating: I should have never said the word and I will never say it again.
What do you think? Is John Mayer being sincere or just trying to save face?
Watch John Mayer’s apology on the video below: