His body is a wonderland! John Mayer revealed in an interview with Complex magazine that he just celebrated two years of sobriety and it’s all because of Drake — huh? The 41-year-old realized he had to quit drinking after he “made quite a fool of himself” at Drake’s 30th birthday party. Who knew?!
He confessed: “It took me weeks to stop doing this every morning I woke up. And then I had a conversation with myself. I remember where I was. I was in my sixth day of the hangover. That’s how big the hangover was. I looked out the window and I went, ‘OK, John, what percentage of your potential would you like to have? Because if you say you’d like 60, and you’d like to spend the other 40 having fun, that’s fine. But what percentage of what is available to you would you like to make happen? There’s no wrong answer. What is it?’ I went, ‘100.’”
The singer is ultimately happy he cut alcohol out of his life. He said, “That next year, I did four tours, I was in two bands, I was happy on airplanes. So what happens when you stop drinking? The level feels like boredom at first. But if you stick with it, the line straightens out and it goes kind of low. You’re like, ‘Oh, I’m not having these high highs.’ But if you work, you can bring the whole line up.” John is grateful he gets to do what he loves everyday, while some other people battling addiction might not get so lucky.
He told the magazine, “Every morning I wake up, I go, ‘I get another one of these.’ And most people figure that out much later on life. Not drinking has a lot to do with plugging into that a little earlier than other people, but I go, like, ‘I still get to ride the ride.’ And that’s why, when people we love pass away, we go, like, ‘Oh, you can’t stay on the ride?’”
Now can we see a Drake and John Mayer song collaboration, please?