10 John Mayer Facts: His Height, Dating Life, Panic Attacks and More

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John Mayer acoustic studio session in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (taken in July 30, 2010). Image by Stephen Eckert on Wikimedia Commons.

Last updated on March 19th, 2023 at 10:19 pm

Known as an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, John Mayer’s soulful voice has captured the hearts of millions throughout his career. With hit songs such as “Your Body is a Wonderland,” and “Waiting on the World to Change,” Mayer has been at the forefront of the music industry for many years. But do you know all the interesting John Mayer facts?

Although his music has been the focal point of many fans since he hit the music scene in the early 2000s, his personal life has also often been in the spotlight.

Wondering about some of the more interesting John Mayer facts? Keep reading to find out.

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John Mayer performing live at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia in March 17, 2010. The concert was part of the Battle Studies World Tour. Image by Christina on Wikimedia Commons.

1. How Tall is John Mayer?

The height of this musical legend has been quite a surprise for many people over the years. John Mayer’s height is said to be about 6 feet 3 inches tall and often towers over others he is standing next to.

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Mr. John Clayton Mayer at the Mile High Music Festival in July 20, 2008. Image by Julio Enrique on Wikimedia Commons.

2. What is John Mayer’s Zodiac Sign?

Because John Mayer was born on October 16, 1977, he falls into the Zodiac signs Libra, which is the seventh astrological sign. Individuals who fall into this sign are known to be peacekeepers, who enjoy harmony, and social connections, and are romantics by nature.

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John Mayer performing live at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia in March 17, 2010. The concert was part of the Battle Studies World Tour. Image by Christina on Wikimedia Commons.

3. John Mayer’s Favorite Hobbies

Most people already know that Mayer is a fan of stand-up comedy, writing music, and playing guitar, but did you know that he loves to collect watches as well?

It is also rumored that Mayer once had an obsession with a Rolex watch face that he spent some time tracking down. Fans later began to call the particular watch face the “Mayer Dial.”

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John Mayer and Katy Perry performing “Who You Love” at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

4. John Mayer Has Had a Salacious Dating Life

While this next of our John Mayer facts is not a surprise to faithful fans of this musical genius, for others, it may come as a surprise that Mayer has dated some of the top names in both Hollywood and the music industry. 

From his infamous on-again, off-again relationship with Jessica Simpson, to his relationships with Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston, Katy Perry, and many more, Mayer has gotten a reputation for being a bad boy in the world of dating.

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Steve Jordan, John Mayer, Pino Palladino. Image by Noelle Smith on Wikimedia Commons.

5. Mayer Suffers From Panic Attacks

Starting as a young boy, John Mayer is said to suffer from almost crippling panic attacks from time to time. Even though this famous singer, songwriter, and guitarist have been on the top of the charts all over the world, panic attacks still haunt him from time to time.

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John Mayer performing live at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia in March 17, 2010. The concert was part of the Battle Studies World Tour. Image by Christina on Wikimedia Commons.

6. John Mayer’s First Lyrics Were Born Out of Trauma

When he was only 17 years old, Mayer was hospitalized for about a week and was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia. During his stay in the hospital, this young musician is said to have written his very first song lyrics.

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John Mayer performing live at WES Conference 2008. Image by Nan Palermo on Wikimedia Commons.

7. Mayer Knows Krav Maga

Known to be an Israeli fighting style of martial arts, Krav Maga combines several other martial arts styles into one. John Mayer began studying Krav Maga after a breakup and stuck with it for many years.

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John Mayer performing at the Barclays Center in December 17, 2013. Image by slgckgc on Wikimedia Commons.

8. John Mayer Dropped Out of Berklee College of Music

At the age of 19, Mayer got into the Berklee College of Music, which is known to be one of the most prestigious music schools in the country. Despite this, Mayer chose to leave Berklee along with his friend, Clay Cook, to move to Atlanta to be a part of the music scene.

Although they formed the band, LoFi Masters, together, the two-man group was shortlived when they had creative differences.

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John Mayer. Image by Alex G on Wikimedia Commons.

9. Mayer Once Interjected Himself in a Stand-Up Comedy Performance

Many people know that John Mayer is a huge fan of stand-up comedy, but did you know that he once kept Kumail Nanjiani from taking the stage during a comedy show?

Mayer decided that he wanted his 5 minutes of fame in the comedy world which turned into a long 20-minute bit where he would not get off the stage.

To make matters worse, once Nanjiani got on stage, John Mayer chose to heckle him continuously.

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Image of John Mayer by JD Lasica on Wikimedia Commons.

10. John Mayer’s Musical Inspiration Came From Marty McFly

Most musical legends find their inspiration in those who came before them, and Mayer has his share of those influences. But it is a fact that Mayer was most inspired by Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox in the box office hit, Back to the Future.

When McFly performed his guitar solo onstage during the high school dance, John Mayer was inspired to do the same.

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Written by Hope Davis

Long-time music lover Hope became a full-time writer in 2020 after being laid off from her regular job due to COVID-19. She now spends her time traveling the world to see her favorite bands while writing about them!


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