Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has opened up about his experience with panic attacks and depression in a video for You Rock Foundation.
The rocker admits he still battles mental illness, but doesn’t want fans to lose hope because it gets better.
Jonathan has previously revealed his struggles with depression and anxiety, but also admits he was having panic attacks and a form of schizophrenia.
Davis, 44, admits it was a scary time in his life because he became convinced the people around him were trying to poison his food.
In a video made for the You Rock Foundation, a charity which helps sufferers of depression, Davis says, “It was the most horrible thing when I got my first panic attack. I thought I was going to die. I didn’t know what was going on… It was when I was drinking…”
Warning: NSFW Video with offensive language
The rocker said, “It’s so hard to deal with anxiety and depression because you don’t know what’s going on; you feel like you’re going crazy. And eventually because I started getting really paranoid and thinking that medicine was bad for me…
“I wouldn’t take any kinds of meds or anything like that… I actually turned a little bit schizophrenic for a while. Anxiety can do that to you… I was feeling like my food was going to be (poisoned)… People were trying to poison me… It was a really, really tough time…”
We think it’s awesome that the Korn rocker is speaking out about his story. Hopefully it will encourage others to not lose hope.
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