John Mayer Recalls the Time He Accidentally Swallowed a Tea Bag String On Stage


This week’s Billboard cowl star John Mayer opened up concerning the first time he ever picked up a guitar, the most effective (and worst) issues about touring, his worst on-stage mishap and extra as he performed a sport of “First, Best, Last, Worst.”

“The first time I bear in mind selecting up a guitar, I used to be at associates' homes who had these newbie guitars with lower than six strings on them,” Mayer tells Billboard. His grandmother then purchased him his personal guitar from a tag sale -- additionally missing in six strings -- however, as he says, he didn’t thoughts.

“When I obtained a guitar with all six strings, properly, I discovered that very thrilling,” he shares, “Because I had all of the strings guitar was presupposed to have. And the sky was the restrict at that time. And I used to be 13 after I did that.”

Speaking of touring, the “New Light” singer reveals that he loves the familiarity he has developed working with the identical crew over time. His least favourite a part of being on the highway, nevertheless, is when he has off days.

“You're not doing something that day that might make touring worthwhile,” Mayer says. “You're simply staring out of your lodge window at a Panda Pavilion in a mall, and also you're simply ready for the following day you get to go play.”

The musician can be requested what the worst factor that has occurred to him on stage has been, prompting him to share a narrative concerning the time he unintentionally obtained a string from a tea bag caught in his throat, however nonetheless needed to carry out.

“I had a teabag in a cup. String got here out of the teabag and I swallowed the string,” he explains. “But not all the best way. So, the string was simply hanging over the again of my throat, wouldn't go wherever, and I needed to maintain singing. Plenty of talent concerned in persevering with with the present it doesn't matter what.”

You can watch the complete video interview with John Mayer above and take a behind the scenes have a look at his cowl shoot under.