Ivan Moody Says Rob Halford and Others Helped Him Get Sober
Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody revealed in a new interview that he has been sober for seven months and that along the way he's had some help from some very high profile musicians, including the Metal God himself, Rob Halford. He also received support from his peers in Korn and Hatebreed.
"Rob Halford is the person that I called a lot of the time when I was in recovery," Moody tells WEBN in an interview which can be listened to at this location. "I think he's been sober now for going on 40 years - maybe, I think, a little longer than that. I could be wrong. But Jamey Jasta - another one. Jamey's been sober now for 18 years, Jonathan Davis, so on and so forth. So these were all people that I looked to when I was struggling, and I was very, very lucky and blessed to have them on my team."
Moody added that recovery takes commitment, which he didn't have during his past attempts. "It's an honest program, and I wasn't being honest with myself at the time," he says. "I'm very, very proud of the progress I've made...I feel I took a nap for about four years and I woke up one day and I saw somebody else wearing my skin. It was like Rip Van Winkle; it was really odd. I feel better than I felt in years, which is really...it's a plus."
Back in May, Moody discussed his battles with alcohol openly, sharing the intimate details of his recovery, recalling a particularly disturbing incident where he suffered a seizure and woke up alongside EMTs while his daughter held him and cried.
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