Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has admitted he feared he was going to die when he found himself suffering from his first panic attack.
And he revealed that his music has helped him deal with his depression – as well as helping him with his drink and drug issues.
He made the revelations while talking to You Rock Foundation: “When I got my panic attack I thought I was going to die. I didn’t know what was going on. That was one of the reasons why it’s so hard to deal with anxiety and depression. You don’t know what’s going on; you think you’re going crazy.
“I started thinking meds were bad for me. I turned schizophrenic for a while. It was a really, really tough time.”
He adds of his depression: “It’s like walking around with a giant lead blanket on you. Nothing excites you. The concept of happiness you can’t get into.
“Thank god I had my music to get me through. Music is one of the most powerful things in the world – it has the power to heal people.”
The band will be performing a one-off date in the UK at the Brixton Academy in London on July 16th.