Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Ivan Moody: "It's still painful to talk about. I was dying"

Ivan Moody talked to Kerrang about his addiction. You can read some excerpts below: “I’m a proud alcoholic; proud that I turned my back on it, proud to wake up every day sober. For a while there it felt like everyone was in my pocket – if not for money, to show me off. But if it feels like the whole world’s wrong you need to step back and look at yourself.”  

“I think Trent Reznor said it best,” he reasons. “‘Somebody tells you you’re a god every day of your life and eventually you start believing it…’ I felt indestructible. I could drink anyone under the table, I could party, and I could meet women any time. I thought it was never gonna end. Then you wake up one day and it’s ending. That’s painful – it’s traumatic.”  

“It’s still painful to talk about. It gets dark upstairs. There are a lot of shadows and voices in my head. I have feelings just like everyone else. Rob Halford – who was there with me throughout – is probably the closest thing I’ve ever had to a father. But I grew up in group homes in between foster housing. I was in trouble with the law three quarters of my life. Physically, mentally, spiritually – I found myself in a cage with no way of getting out. I was dying.”  


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