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John Mayer on 'Ellen': "I Just Sort of Lost My Head"

Posted Tuesday May 15, 2012 4:10 PM GMT

In a revealing interview with Ellen DeGeneres on her Tuesday afternoon (May 15) show, John Mayer opened up about his much-too revealing past and how he’s moving on.

The 34-year-old singer is preparing for the release of his newest album Born and Raised on May 22 after a long hiatus, which he said was to write and produce the project.

He became widely known for his candid interviews about his sex life and past relationships with Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston and told the talk show host, "I lost my head for a little while. I lost touch and I didn’t want to ask for directions. I did a couple really dumb interviews and it woke me up."

He added, "I'm glad I actually stayed out of the spotlight. 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.' "

Getting his personal life under control was just one of the battles, as the “Daughters” singer revealed that a granuloma returned in his throat after surgery last October, which makes him unable to sing resulting in the cancellation of his fall tour.

"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."

Watch the full interview below!

Photo Credit: Warner Brother