He's clear of his anti-anxiety medication after a long battle against "benzos." Will the change affect his songwriting?
Posted on Aug 29, 2013 03:10 pm
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has come off anti-anxiety drugs, after a three-year battle against withdrawal from prescription drugs.
He said his problems with his "benzos" addiction was enhanced by hearing news of his son's diabetes diagnosis.
"I stopped writing and listening to music and a lot of stuff that I love because I was really battling with this detox off of benzos," he told Metal Hammer radio (via Blabbermouth). "I was fighting having seizures, I was shaking all the time - I couldn't think."My baby had diabetes and I was like, 'Oh my god, he's going to lose his feet and go blind.' Music has always been my savior, but I wasn't having. I don't know where I was, honestly."
In a separate interview, Davis told the Pulse of Radio that he had to clear his addiction before he would be able to start writing again. "There was some music being written, but during that time when I kicked it, up until the point I got in the studio with the guys, I couldn't even function," he said. "The thing about benzos are they wire your brain differently, so once you stop, your brain has to rewire itself back to normal and it takes time. So I couldn't even concentrate to do that."
Fortunately for Davis, he managed to kick his addiction in time to work on their new album "The Paradigm Shift" which is out on October 8.
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