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May312013

Adam Levine: "I Was Embarrassed" by My Musical Talent

Facebook.com/Maroon5These days, most artists would give anything to be able to write hit songs the way Adam Levine can.  But in an interview set to air this Sunday, the Maroon 5 frontman admits that when he was young, he was so embarrassed by his musical abilities that he wrote songs in secret.

In the new interview, which will air on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, The Voice coach says that he started writing songs early on, but kept it a secret.  "There was a time I was so embarrassed by it," he says of his songwriting talent.  "I thought it was stupid.  I’m telling you, it was really because I wanted to be an athlete.  All my friends were jocks, you know, so I was so un-cool, I hid it from everybody.”

The interview was taped before Adam uttered his now-infamous "I hate this country" comment on The Voice earlier this week, but he does admit that in general, his big mouth has gotten him into trouble more than once.

"I'm very much OK with who I am and comfortable in my skin enough to embrace that even though I don't say everything the right way and you know, tend to be a bit impulsive with some of the words that I select," he laughs.

Tune in to see the entire interview with Adam this Sunday, June 2, at 9 a.m. ET on CBS.

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