Monday, September 7, 2015

Bring Me The Horizon's Oli Sykes: "I wanted to die"


Bring Me The Horizon's Oli Sykes was recently interviewed by Alternative Press, you can read some excerpts below.


About his recent battle with addiction, he said: "My issues stemmed from the fact that I was trying so hard to fight against what people were saying about me. I wasn’t what people were saying I was. But at the same time, I wasn’t a good person, either. I felt so guilty about who I was."

About Ketamine: "It’s a scummy drug. It’s not cocaine. It’s cheap, easy and fast. It makes you disassociate. It disconnects your mind from your body. It took my ego away. It took away who I was."

He added: "I nearly killed myself. I just didn’t care whether I lived or not. I was very close. I wanted to die."

Despite accepting that a month in rehab helped him, Sykes said: "I didn’t believe the stuff they told me. They tell you ‘it’s a disease,’ but that’s bollocks. It’s not a disease. It’s a self-inflicted problem. It’s offensive to people with diseases to claim addiction is a disease. They said it would be a struggle every day, that you’re an addict for the rest of your life. It’s all bollocks. I’ve never looked back since I got clean."