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Mayer's secondary career pursuits extend to television hosting, comedy , and writing ; he has authored columns for magazines such as Esquire . He supports various causes and has performed at charity benefits. He is a watch aficionado (with a collection he values in the "tens of millions" of dollars), and has been on the jury at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. He currently lives in Montana. His latest song is " Love on the Weekend ". 
When Mayer was seventeen, he was stricken with cardiac dysrhythmia and was hospitalized for a weekend. Reflecting on the incident, Mayer said, "That was the moment the songwriter in me was born", and he penned his first lyrics the night he left the hospital.  Shortly thereafter, he began suffering from panic attacks , and says he feared having to enter a mental institution.  He continues to manage such episodes with anti-anxiety medication.  
With the help of local producer and engineer Glenn Matullo, Mayer recorded the independent EP Inside Wants Out . The EP includes eight songs with Mayer on lead vocals and guitars. For the opening track, "Back To You", a full band was enlisted, including the EP's co-producer David "DeLa" LaBruyere on bass guitars.  Cook had co-written many of the album's songs, including its first commercial single release, " No Such Thing ",  However, his only performance contribution was backing vocals on the song "Comfortable".