Singer went to rehab for ketamine addiction
Louis Kerry

14:30 25th July 2014

Bring Me the Horizon vocalist Oli Sykes has spoken publically about his addiction to ketamine.

Sykes was speaking about the issue for the first timeon earlier this week at the Alternative Music Press Awards this week. 

Accepting the Album of the Year for the band's record Sempiternal, Sykes said: "I want to say something that I never thought I'd actually talk about: before we wrote 'Sempiternal' I was a fucking drug addict. I was addicted to a drug called ketamine, I was on it for years and I was fucked off my head." 

During his acceptance speech the vocalist added "My band wanted to kill me, my parents wanted to kill me, my fucking brother wanted to kill me, everyone wanted to kill me. They wanted to fucking take me to hell, but they didn't. They stood by me, they supported me through all that shit and we wrote 'Sempiternal' because of it."

Watch Oli Sykes' acceptance speech below:

Sykes also spoke publically for the first time about going to rehab. He said: "No one fucking knows this but I went to rehab for a month, and through that time, as well as my fucking band and my family, you guys had no idea that I was in rehab."

He added: "you were sending me letters, you were sending me texts, you were sending me fucking emails and when I got out of rehab I didn't want to fucking scream any more, I wanted to sing it from the fucking rooftops. It's all thanks to you, so thank you very much."

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Below: Bring Me The Horizon at Leeds Festival 2013

Photo: Justine Trickett