According to The Pulse Of Radio, BRING ME THE HORIZON frontman Oliver Sykes, who recently revealed that he went into rehab a couple of years ago to overcome an addiction to ketamine, is urging others with drug problems to get help. Speaking with Billboard, Sykes said, “For me, it had to get to its absolute worst for me to make a change. Hopefully for others, they won’t have to. This may sound like the lamest advice in the world, but talk to someone, figure out why you’re addicted. I don’t believe that people are born or destined to be addicts.”
Sykes added, “There’s always an underlying problem, whether it be self-medicating, using it as a coping mechanism, or using it to not feel all together. First figure out what that is, then work out a healthy way to combat the problem.”
The singer said he was “so reluctant” at first to talk to someone about his problem, saying, “I didn’t think it would help. But even if there’s no answer to your troubles, they will seem so much smaller once they leave your head.”
But Sykes‘ latest comments seem to contradict an interview he did earlier with Metal Hammer, in which he said, “I don’t regret taking drugs — and I don’t know if I should say it, but everyone should do drugs at some point in their life.”
BRING ME THE HORIZON’s fifth studio album, “That’s The Spirit”, debuted at No. 2 last month on The Billboard 200 album chart, selling 62,000 copies in its first week of release. The chart and sales numbers were career highs for the British act.
BRING ME THE HORIZON just launched a North American headlining tour that stops in Sayreville, New Jersey on Tuesday (October 6).