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John Mayer Opens Up About Why He Stopped Drinking After Drake's 30th Birthday Party

John Mayer Opens Up About Why He Stopped Drinking After Drake's 30th Birthday Party

John Mayer joins designer Jerry Lorenzo on the cover of Complex mag’s latest issue, available now.

Here’s what the 41-year-old musician had to share with the mag:

On his sobriety: “I have the most amazing last-night-of-my-life-drinking story. It was Drake‘s 30th birthday party, and I made quite a fool of myself. 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.’”

On the passing of Mac Miller: “I just wish figuring out your life didn’t take your life away from you.”

On his thoughts about Kanye West: “I’m not gonna shy away from the Kanye conversation because it’s like an MMA fight where the guy’s not tapping out and his ref isn’t calling the fight. So he’s still a topic of conversation, and I cannot wait until the day it would be insensitive to talk about him. I can’t wait. Please, do us the favor of making it seem a little unsavory and a little tacky to talk about it because you tapped out. Please, tap out. I tapped out. Tap out. You know? Instead, the ref’s going, ‘I don’t know what to do. He’s still fighting. He’s still punching back.’”

For more from John, visit Complex.com.

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Photos: Complex / Emman Montalvan
Posted to: Jerry Lorenzo, John Mayer, Magazine

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