Slaves Frontman Jonny Craig Admits Addiction Struggles In Open Letter, Following Band’s Surprise BreakupWritten by Nicholas Hartman on April 14, 2016
Posting to Facebook Craig, in short, admits that “I have a problem: I am an addict”.
Wishing to lay down a humble, direct and conciliatory tone with Slaves fans, Craig details his past efforts to battle his drug demons. “For years I have fought hard to escape my past and everything that comes with it. I have continually gotten clean, and then fallen right back into the same ruts.”
He continues: “I have entered rehab twice. I have sought help multiple times. It just keeps happening. My choices and my struggles have cost me many things: relationships, loved ones, friends, bands, and much more. For letting any of you down, I’m truly sorry.”
Craig also promises he’ll do his utmost to stay clean, and will return to “the medicine I was on for 4 years that helped me stay clean,” as well as asserting “I am going to take some time and get the help I really need. I am also going to take money from the solo tour to put towards the help I need.”
Furthermore, Craig’s letter suggests that Slaves will continue on, contrary to the band self-reporting that their gig in Sacramento was their last ever show. In explaining that he’ll seek professional help “after the U.S. solo tour and the European Slaves dates (with select members)”, the post seems to say that other than Craig, bassist Colin Vieira is now the only surviving member of Slaves.
In addition to that, as alluded to in the quote above, Craig states that he’s working on new music with long-time collaborator Kyle Lucas.
Check the open letter on Facebook down below:
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