8 Things You Didn’t Know About John Mayer

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John Mayer is regarded as one of his generation’s most accomplished musicians. His soulful voice and talent have earned him a large fan base and praise all over the world.

However, as we all know, there is a lot more to this talented star, so let’s look at some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about him.

John Mayer
John Mayer

8 Things You Didn’t Know About John Mayer

1. Designer

Mayer can woo live audiences with ease by gently caressing his guitar, and he can even host television shows. However, he possesses abilities that extend beyond those of a singer, songwriter, composer, producer, columnist, and host. The Grammy winner also designs tees, sneakers, guitars, and guitar amps, in case you didn’t know.

2. Knows Krav Maga

You probably wouldn’t want to get into a fight with Mayer, who practices Israeli hand-to-hand combat known as Krav Maga.

3. A Generous Person

In 2002, John Mayer established the ‘Back to You’ fund to help children with health care, education, and the arts. The singer also gives back by auctioning off his guitars and other personal items for good causes. [1]

4. Wrote First Lyrics in Hospital

Mayer was seventeen when he was diagnosed with cardiac dysrhythmia and spent a week in the hospital. He was inspired to write his first song as a result of the experience. As a patient, he was admitted, and as a songwriter, he was released. We think it’s pretty good.

5. Anxiety Attacks

Mayer suffers from a strange fear of going insane, which he attributes to his panic attacks. He grew up in a home where his parents frequently fought therefore, he started having severe panic attacks as a teenager.

6. Controversial Interviews

In 2010, John Mayer’s reputation suffered a major setback after he gave two hugely controversial interviews to Rolling Stone and Playboy magazine. He received a lot of backlash as a result, and he withdrew from the public eye and stopped doing interviews entirely. [2]

7. Diagnosed With Granuloma

The singer was diagnosed with severe tissue inflammation on his vocal cords, also known as Granuloma, in the fall of 2011. He had to go months without speaking due to his condition. After nearly two years off the radar, he returned to the stage in January 2013.

8. Inspiration

When it comes to the guitar, John is most inspired by Marty McFly’s “Johnny B. Goode” performance in the film “Back to the Future”. When he was 13, he became addicted to the guitar, and his father rented an acoustic guitar for him and his brother.

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