Devildriver Bassist To Enter Rehab

Posted by on December 21, 2010

Devildriver bassist Jonathan Miller has revealed that he will be entering into rehab for alcohol and drug addiction. Miller released the following statement regarding his decision:

“To all Devildriver fans and friends, I wanted to give you an update on my status as far as my health is concerned. Regarding the past two European tours, I was either forced to leave by my own accord or asked to leave by my band/managment. I have been touring with Devildriver for almost the past ten years and the drugs and alcohol have finally caught up with me. I realized this when I ended up in the ICU on my birthday last week.

I need to make a change so that I can save my own life and keep the friends that I still have left. I know that a lot of Devildriver fans seek me out first as the one to party with because I consider myself a very social person who is quite outgoing, personable and friendly. That was all fun in my 20s touring with the band, but as I am entering my early 30s, I can feel the damage catching up with me mentally and physically. I don’t want to burn out prematurely before my time on this Earth is up.

On January 1st I will be entering an intense rehabilitation program in order for me to reclaim my health and the person who I once was. I will not be doing the Canadian tour in January or the Australian tour in February and March. This is for my own good. I need to come out of rehab with a sound body and mind. After I complete my rehabilitation I hope to see all Devildriver friends and family as soon as I can.”

It is very courageous of Miller to be so open about his addiction and that he is seeking out help. Hopefully he will be able to rejoin Devildriver on tour soon. We wish him the best of luck.

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