February 8th, 2013
01:03 PM ET
In 2010, you couldn't turn around without hearing a new Mayer quotable about his ex-girlfriends Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson, or how he thinks his nether region is a lot like a white supremacist.
He's already apologized for those words, and, after health problems silenced him for a long while, Mayer is telling "CBS Sunday Morning" that he fully owns that past.
"I was just a jerk," Mayer says in the interview airing this weekend, noting that he's changed since his loose-lipped younger years.
Now 35, Mayer's learned the lesson we all figure out at one point: you can't always be liked.
“It’s very liberating when you finally realize it’s impossible," he said. “I wanted everybody to like me. I thought I was one shuck and jive away in every direction.”
The full interview will air at 9 a.m. on CBS February 10.
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