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Daniel Johns opens up about the car crash that sent him to rehab

Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns walked off The Project in tears after opening up about his drink driving conviction on Wednesday.

Speaking to host Carrie Bickmore on the Channel 10 present,  the rock star, 43, recalled he ‘thought he was going to die’ in the crash which noticed him plead responsible to high-range drink-driving costs in March adopted by a stint in rehab.

He additionally revealed he ‘cannot play or pay attention to music’ at the second since popping out of rehab and that he would have ‘killed himself’ if he’d damage anybody in the crash. 

But he added ‘great point that got here out of it’ was that ‘nobody was damage’ as a result of on paper ‘individuals ought to have gotten damage’.

When requested how a lot he might keep in mind from the crash he responded:  ‘Everything. Everything. I keep in mind each element,’ earlier than changing into overwhelmed with emotion.  

‘I keep in mind being lost. I keep in mind being petrified. I keep in mind being in the darkish. I keep in mind the colors. I keep in mind – I even keep in mind considering, “This is how I’m going to die.”

Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns (pictured) was overcome with emotion as he mentioned his drink-driving incident on The Project, in an interview set to air on Wednesday night time

‘Is it cool if I take a break for only one sec?’ Johns then requested earlier than strolling out of the room.

On returning, he defined:  ‘I all the time wrestle with my psychological well being when I’m entrenched in making a document. That’s simply one thing that occurs. I have a tendency to spiral in to self-doubt and with Future Never if it was the final thing individuals have been ever going to hear, it wanted to be a masterpiece in my head and I’m unsure if a masterpiece exists.

‘And it isn’t by design, however loads of my favorite artists have ultimately or one other been self-destructive and I’m not making an attempt to mimic that, I’m not making an attempt to mirror that.’

He added that he is ‘reached out’ to different individuals concerned in the crash, but when he’d damage them he ‘would have killed himself’.   

‘I wasn’t suicidal. It was simply. like, “This is how I’m going to die.” It was solely when the penny dropped that I used to be placing different individuals at risk that I went what the f**.

‘Because I like chaos, that fuels me as an artist. I like chaos. I adore it, however I hate it once I cannot get out, when that chaos impacts on different individuals.

In a preview for the interview, host Carrie Bickmore asked Johns, 43, what he remembered from the crash, which saw him plead guilty to high-range drink-driving charges. 'Is it cool if I take a break for just one sec?' Johns then asked before walking out of the room

In a preview for the interview, host Carrie Bickmore requested Johns, 43, what he remembered from the crash, which noticed him plead responsible to high-range drink-driving costs. ‘Is it cool if I take a break for only one sec?’ Johns then requested earlier than strolling out of the room

Johns was pulled over on the Pacific Highway at North Arm Cove, NSW, on March 23 and recorded a blood-alcohol studying of greater than thrice the authorized restrict.

Police mentioned he had crossed into the unsuitable aspect of the highway and collided with a van.

The van driver, 51, and his feminine passenger, 55, have been handled at the scene and the girl was taken to hospital.

Johns revealed on March 29 that he had checked himself right into a rehab facility after utilizing alcohol to assist cope with his anxiousness, melancholy and PTSD. 

The star was handed a 10-month intensive corrections order to be served in the group by the court docket.

Johns then checked into rehab in April to handle his consuming and psychological well being points.

Johns revealed on March 29 that he had checked himself into a rehab facility after using alcohol to help deal with his anxiety, depression and PTSD. Pictured: Daniel Johns performing at the APRA Awards in 2015

Johns revealed on March 29 that he had checked himself right into a rehab facility after utilizing alcohol to assist cope with his anxiousness, melancholy and PTSD. Pictured: Daniel Johns acting at the APRA Awards in 2015

His lawyer entered a responsible plea on Johns’ behalf at the identical court docket on April 11, the place the Justice of the Peace warned the singer might face jail time.

But Johns dodged a jail sentence for high-range drink driving after a Justice of the Peace dominated time behind bars could be of little profit to the ‘deeply troubled’ rock star.

Leading up to the drink-driving incident, Johns was set to launch his new album that triggered the psychological well being points he has confronted since his meteoric rise to fame as a teen, the court docket was advised. 

John additionally mentioned he ‘tried to attain out to’ the different individuals concerned in the crash and apologised.  

‘I attempted to attain out to them and make amends and make an apology, however I mentioned greater than sorry, however I used to be simply so grateful as a result of if somebody had been damage, I believe I in all probability would have killed myself as a result of I am unable to stay with that. 

He was pulled over on on March 23 and recorded a blood-alcohol reading of more than three times the legal limit. The star was handed a 10-month intensive corrections order to be served in the community by the court

He was pulled over on on March 23 and recorded a blood-alcohol studying of greater than thrice the authorized restrict. The star was handed a 10-month intensive corrections order to be served in the group by the court docket

‘I’m an excellent individual. I could not stay with that. If I used to be damage, I might be like, “I’d take that on the chin” but when I damage another person, I might not find a way to stay with myself.’

 ‘I went to rehab as a result of I want helpment my brain is loopy. I could not inform what was actual. I could not even hear music accurately and for me, music is the fact,’ he added.

‘So  if I am unable to hear music accurately and if I am unable to hear sound accurately, I lose my compass of what’s actual. I have not written a observe of music since I received again. I do not know if that’s a nail in the coffin. I do not know what that is, however I am unable to even play music at the second. I’m so scared that it should begin once more.  

‘Music is my God. That’s the equal of God to me, music. I really feel related to the universe once I write music and typically the universe is merciless. So I do not need to be related to that.’

Elsewhere in the present he mentioned that reminiscences ‘f*** you up ‘ and that he can have a look at outdated photographs and at Silverchair memorabilia with an ‘ingredient of satisfaction’ and ‘legacy’.

Looking over outdated photographs from his heyday, he mentioned: ‘ I’m all the time completely satisfied to revisit reminiscences, however I do not need to stay in it. It virtually makes me teary.

‘Memories f** you up.  I keep in mind that being like f*** I’m one among the Beatles.  It is de facto confronting, however it’s actually lovely. It additionally reveals I’ve grown a lot. . All of these items, I can see that I’m actually uncomfortable,’ he added.

The former Silverchair frontman looked tanned and well in a new video shared to his Instagram on Monday, following his stint in rehab

The former Silverchair frontman regarded tanned and properly in a brand new video shared to his Instagram on Monday, following his stint in rehab

He additionally mentioned he ‘would not need to be Silverchair’ however did attain out to his former bandmates to seem on his new album regardless of them displaying ‘jealousy’ and ‘disrespect’ in direction of him. 

‘That wasn’t underneath the guise of Silver Chair. It wasn’t underneath that banner. I do not like being recognized as the man from Silver Chair and that’s in all probability from childhood trauma like some sort – that was like a diss once I was a child, Silver Chair f*** I used to be overwhelmed up as a result of I used to be Silverchair.

‘It is just not to say I wasn’t happy with it. I actually needed to play with them once more. I do not need to be Silver Chair. I do not need to be. That was a tough factor to stroll away from as a result of that was my total identification, if I did not do it, I used to be going to finish up like a few of these different individuals that, you already know, you may learn between the strains. I did not need to finish up like that,’ he went on. 

However, he mentioned his bandmates would ‘by no means come and see him’ due to ‘bitterness and jealousy’.

‘When I used to be doing Future Never, I used to be like, “This is it. This is the last thing you’re ever going to hear.”  

In the video, he explains that he invited his Silverchair bandmates Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou to take part in his solo album FutureNever, but they declined. All pictured

In the video, he explains that he invited his Silverchair bandmates Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou to participate in his solo album FutureNever, however they declined. All pictured

‘Bitterness, jealousy, me. anger, like something. I haven’t got any unhealthy emotions, however I do know – I do know bitterness and I do know jealousy once I see it as a result of I’ve seen it my complete life. 

‘That’s what it’s. One of the guys specifically has taken an actual shining to kicking me whereas I used to be down and whereas I used to be in rehab and stuff. Saying I used to be exploiting psychological well being to promote information or one thing alongside these strains in commas. If that is exposing psychological well being to promote information then it’s the most genius advertising and marketing plan ever as a result of I’ve been doing it since I used to be 17,’ he mentioned. 

When requested what his relationship was like now, he added: ‘They’ve not proven me any respect. 

‘I all the time say, “They” me and Chris have a really passive relationship. Ben, for some motive has an actual challenge with me being profitable with out him. That’s unhappy. Because I want him all the finest truthfully, however sadly he would not need me to department out. 

He then joked: ‘We’ll minimize that out!

Johns has been open about his psychological well being and personal life and lately opened up about a infamous triple-murder in America that was supposedly impressed by his music.

In 1995, a 16-year-old boy from Washington, D.C., and his friend killed his parents and brother in a crime that shocked the capital. When the police arrived to arrest the teenagers, the pair were allegedly playing the song Israel's Son, from Silverchair's debut album Frogstomp, which features the lyrics: 'Hate is what I feel for you/I want you to know that I want you dead.' (Pictured: Johns on stage in Sydney on August 5, 2015)

In 1995, a 16-year-old boy from Washington, D.C., and his good friend killed his dad and mom and brother in against the law that shocked the capital. When the police arrived to arrest the youngsters, the pair have been allegedly enjoying the music Israel’s Son, from Silverchair’s debut album Frogstomp, which options the lyrics: ‘Hate is what I really feel for you/I need you to know that I need you lifeless.’ (Pictured: Johns on stage in Sydney on August 5, 2015)

In 1995, a 16-year-old boy from Washington, D.C., and his good friend killed his dad and mom and brother in against the law that shocked the capital.

When the police arrived to arrest the youngsters, the pair have been allegedly enjoying the music Israel’s Son, from Silverchair’s debut album Frogstomp, which options the lyrics: ‘Hate is what I really feel for you/I need you to know that I need you lifeless.’

Johns mentioned throughout an episode of his docuseries In The Mind of Daniel Johns: ‘It’s fairly devastating to write a music if you’re a teen after which have somebody’s lives taken as a result of apparently it influenced the individuals to homicide somebody.’

The singer and guitarist admitted he would not ‘like that individuals look to me for steering in the songs’.

‘I do not even know the place this ship goes. I do know the place it has been, and I write about it, after which I make predictions. A whole lot of the time they occur, however I do not know I’m making a prediction,’ he mentioned.

Johns (pictured in 2008) said during an episode of his docuseries In The Mind of Daniel Johns, 'It's pretty devastating to write a song when you're a teenager and then have someone's lives taken because apparently it influenced the people to murder someone'

Johns (pictured in 2008) mentioned throughout an episode of his docuseries In The Mind of Daniel Johns, ‘It’s fairly devastating to write a music if you’re a teen after which have somebody’s lives taken as a result of apparently it influenced the individuals to homicide somebody’ 

‘I did not realise it at the time. At the time, I used to be nonetheless, I suppose… it affected me, however I had to act prefer it did not,’ Johns mentioned.

‘I could not acknowledge it. I suppose that was a part of the sample.’

It comes after Johns claimed his former band members refused to seem on his new album.

In a preview for his new docuseries, Johns revealed he requested Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou to play on his current chart-topping solo album FutureNever.

‘I requested them not out of necessity, I requested them as a result of I needed to make it clear that I haven’t got a problem with them as individuals,’ he mentioned.

‘I simply did not need to play underneath the banner of Silverchair.’

'It felt right that I had established myself as an artist outside Silverchair, to ask them to come again, and then when they didn't want to, I didn't care,' he said in the video. Pictured: Johns with his Silverchair bandmates Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou in October 2002

‘It felt proper that I had established myself as an artist outdoors Silverchair, to ask them to come once more, after which once they did not need to, I did not care,’ he mentioned in the video. Pictured: Johns together with his Silverchair bandmates Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou in October 2002

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