Former Silverchair entrance man Daniel Johns has spoken out from rehab to apologise for the occasions that led to his drunk-driving crash in March.
The 42-year-old may face jail time for the incident which injured two others, however he stated he takes full accountability and provided his assist to anybody else “dealing with their very own demons”.
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The apology was transcribed by Johns’ crew after he referred to as them with the message from a rehabilitation centre the place he’s at the moment self-admitted, and posted to Instagram on Saturday.
“I take full accountability for my actions on March twenty third, I’m deeply remorseful and I’m working each day to make amends” Johns stated.
“I really feel like an entire f*** up and I’m sorry.”
Johns stated his alcohol abuse numbed the psychological points he has been coping with since childhood.
“A few of these , and so much minimize a lot deeper,” he stated.
“Alcohol shouldn’t be a medication, I ought to by no means have handled it prefer it was.”
Police stated Johns had been 3 times over the authorized alcohol restrict when his automobile crossed to the unsuitable aspect of the highway and crashed right into a van within the NSW Hunter area at about 10.30pm.
Johns was arrested on the scene, later present process a second breath check which revealed a studying of 0.157, police stated.
The van driver, 51, and his feminine passenger, 55, have been handled on the scene and the girl was taken to hospital.
Courtroom case adjourned
Johns was attributable to seem in a Hunter Valley courtroom on April 11, however was absent attributable to his rehabilitation program and the case was adjourned till June 22 for sentencing.
Justice of the Peace Ian Cheetham ordered Johns to contact Corrective Providers NSW officers inside seven days to do a sentencing evaluation report.
“For anybody dealing with their very own demons, you aren’t alone,” Johns stated.
“Love you all, see you on the opposite aspect. Dan x.”
The ache of fame
Johns had suffered from reactive arthritis and anorexia the place he at one stage weighed 50kg and was so debilitated he couldn’t transfer, the lawyer stated.
In October 2021, additionally on his podcast, he spoke of his crippling battle with anorexia and the way at one level he was going the way in which of “Kurt Cobain”.
“Folks didn’t discuss psychological well being within the late ‘90s, that was not a factor. It made you seem like you have been weak,” he defined.
Johns’ lawyer additionally provided perception into Johns’ battles when his matter was handled earlier in April.
“He’s handled the adversarial affect of fame he by no means needed. He doesn’t prefer it,” his lawyer Bryan Wrench stated.
“His principal focus is his psychological well being.”
Johns was ready to just accept a ban on ingesting alcohol as a part of any intensive corrections order imposed on him if it meant avoiding jail, his lawyer stated.
Simply after the accident, and previous to admitting himself to rehab, Johns defined the state of affairs once more by way of an Instagram submit.
“As , my psychological well being is a piece in progress. I’ve good days and dangerous days but it surely’s one thing I at all times should handle,” he wrote.
“During the last week I started to expertise panic assaults.
“Final evening I bought misplaced whereas driving and I used to be in an accident. I’m OK, everyone seems to be OK.
“Alongside my remedy, I’ve been self-medicating with alcohol to cope with my PTSD, nervousness and despair. I do know that this isn’t sustainable or wholesome.
“I’ve to step again now as I’m self admitting to a rehabilitation centre and I don’t know the way lengthy I’ll be there.”