On Saturday (May 19), the "Shadow Days" singer admitted to NPR's "All Things Considered" that he didn't necessarily mean to be that open adding, "I had nothing to say," adding, "I was going through a time in my life where I didn't really want to share what was going on, but I didn't want to be boring."
As many recall, the Grammy award-winning artist first told Rolling Stone magazine he had "never really gotten over" the breakup with his "Horrible Bosses" lady and described the difficult ending as "one of the worst times" in his life. After dishing about Aniston, Mayer then went on to reveal further details about Miss Simpson in an interview with Playboy describing their relationship by saying, it "was like crack cocaine to me. Sexually, it was crazy... It was like napalm, sexual napalm."
Now that the 34-year-old has had about two years to think about his comments he says he 'understands' where the backlash came from and probably won't be as open the next time saying, "When you're just open, but not honest, then you start free-associating garbage," also adding, "It doesn't mean I can go back and scrub it out, but I understand it now."
On a career note, John has been hard at work on his new album "Born and Raised" and you can check it out when it hits stores this Tuesday (May 22).