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John Mayer Breaks Down Onstage Over Playboy Debacle

Tonight John Mayer couldn't help but say what he needed to say.

The Grammy winner, whose Twitter page is at this moment largely occupied by a detailed apology for using the N-word during his already graphically informative sit-down for Playboy's March issue, broke down Wednesday during the "Gravity" portion of his show in Nashville.

Near the end of the concert, he stopped playing, apologizing to his bandmates for the interruption.

"I quit the media game. I'm out. I'm done," a choked-up Mayer told the audience at the Sommet Center, according to exclusive footage obtained by E! News. "I just want to play my guitar."

Then, after a lengthy pause, he returned to his guitar solo.

His onstage sentiment resembled his last tweet from the day: "I just wanted to play the guitar for people. Everything else just sort of popped up and I improvised, and kept doubling down on it..."

As he had just reminded Twitter user adilla: "They don't make rehab centers for being an a-hole."

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