John Mayer marked one year since he gave up alcohol on Tuesday, October 24, with a message to his fans.
“One year ago today, I decided to give drinking a break,” he tweeted to his 1.2 million followers. “A very personal thing for everyone. For me, a constant return on investment.”
The “Gravity” singer added, “I post this because I want people to know that ‘that’s enough for now’ is on the menu, so to speak.”
I post this because I want people to know that “that’s enough for now” is on the menu, so to speak.
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 24, 2017
“I put it where drinking used to go, and the quality of life has gone up considerably,” he said. “Drinking is a f–king con. How much is enough? Every time I drank, I was looking for some sort of regulated amount. It always feels wrong for me. I always feel like I went overboard. ‘I said two, now it’s three, now we’re at four?”
“I never had a serious issue with it, but I remember looking around going, ‘This feels rigged. I’m taking a break,’” he continued. “There’s never an amount that felt like I was succeeding at life. It always felt wrong.”
Mayer, who turned 40 on October 16, celebrated the milestone birthday with pal Andy Cohen by taking a trip to Brazil.
“This right here is an ELECTRIC COWBOY! They only made one @johnmayer. We are lucky to have him,” the Watch What Happens Live host captioned a photo with his friend on October 17.
Three days later he captioned a solo shot of the birthday boy on a boat, “One final salute to @johnmayer as we put a bow around our Celebration of 40 Years of Excellence. My heart is busting out with a whole lotta feels after an experience of a lifetime. Brazil is Magic and so are you, JM.”