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John Mayer ‘Almost Cried 5 Times’ While Watching Britney Spears Doc

'Framing Britney Spears' had a major impact on John Mayer.

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'Framing Britney Spears ' had a major impact on John Mayer .

John Mayer talks having kids, watching 'Framing Britney Spears ,' appreciating his exes' music and his friendship with Shawn Mendes.

The pair also touched on Mayer's personal life and the latest in entertainment news, including the  documentary.Mayer revealed that he"almost cried 5 times" while watching the revealing doc, empathizing with what fame does to a person.

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"I almost cried five times during that," the singer revealed."To see the sadness in this human being, I almost, I mean the end, I mean, I was on the edge of tears five times, because if you understand what this business, slash industry, slash lifestyle does to a person. To go through this and come out the other side OK, is to have infinite grace for those who struggle with it."

A post shared by Andy Cohen (@bravoandy)Mayer credited his ability to navigate the industry mostly unscathed to being a man."I came out OK... I have a very strong feeling that part of that is because I'm a man. And I have a very strong feeling that a lot of these things that happen to female performers is endemic to being female. Why do so many men emerge going, 'Learned my lesson. Yes I got dinked in the head, but I'm back baby'? So I watched it with such grace for someone who got much more maligned by the inhuman experiment of fame than I did. And I go, 'Why did I get through that? Why did I find my way through that obstacle course? What was afforded to me stylistically'? The stylistic difference of being an outlaw. If you're a man, you're an outlaw. If you're a woman, you're kind of crazy. And when I watched that through that lens, my heart just ached the whole time.”

Mayer isn't the only celebrity to have a strong reaction to the Times documentary. Cohen tweeted in support of the pop star shortly after the doc aired. Read more: Entertainment Tonight »

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