Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has admitted that he was once a «raging alcoholic».
Speaking to Kerrang!, the singer explained that he has now quit alcohol, after revealing that he had become a «full blown, raging alcoholic» in previous years.
Asked about his sobriety, he said: «I don’t drink. I choose to be sober now. I have drunk over the last six years, but I just don’t want to be that person anymore.»
Bennington also spoke about the sexual abuse he suffered as a seven year-old. The singer has admitted in previous interviews that he was molested by an older male friend, but has spoken about it again.
He said: «If I think back to when I was really young, to when I was being molested, to when all these horrible things were going on around me, I shudder.»
Bennington, who headlined Download Festival with Linkin Park last month, has previously said that the band’s fifth album, which they are currently writing, will «polarise people».