NewsApril 13, 2016 8:05 PM ET15,608 views

Jonny Craig issues statement: 'I have a problem'

Four days after Slaves announced that they were calling it quits, frontman Jonny Craig has written an open letter to fans admitting that he is once again struggling with drug addiction. You can read his statement below:
"To all my faithful fans, "It's time I set the record straight. Please know this is me talking: not a publicist, not a manger, it's just me. For years I have fought hard to escape my past and everything that comes with it. I have continually gotten clean, and then fallen right back into the same ruts. As most of you are aware…I have a problem: I am an addict. I have entered rehab twice. I have sought help multiple times. It just keeps happening. My choices and my struggles have cost me many things: relationships, loved ones, friends, bands, and much more. For letting any of you down, I'm truly sorry. "This is an open letter to everyone to let you know I'm struggling. No excuses. I want you, the fans, to know that I'm doing my best to get through these current tours. I will try my best to stay clean and finish these. To help get me back on track I am going back on the medicine I was on for 4 years that helped me stay clean. After the U.S. solo tour and the European Slaves dates (with select members), I am going to take some time and get the help I really need. I am also going to take money from the solo tour to put towards the help I need. I know it's not optimal for my health to be out on the road, but I really want to finish these tours for you guys. "I am going to be working on new solo material with Kyle Lucas. Colin Vieira and I will eventually continue on as Slaves, and there will be more good news to come. "Thank you for staying with me all of these years. You guys are what keep me going."


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anonymous 4/13/2016 5:17:48 PM

Jonny Craig issues statement: 'I have whack tattoos all on my neck and face n shit, a douchey haircut, and every band that I've ever been in is terrible.'

anonymous 4/13/2016 5:18:43 PM

he needs us to know he's not a manger speaking

anonymous 4/13/2016 5:19:56 PM

Yeah, you have a problem, you ginger jackass. Get some boy mixed with some fentanyl and OD with a quickness. -signed, everyone

anonymous 4/13/2016 5:25:29 PM

an addict is an addict is an addict

anonymous 4/13/2016 5:31:04 PM

File this under 'No f**king sh*t!'

buzzsaw 4/13/2016 5:44:07 PM

who the fck is jonny craig

anonymous 4/13/2016 5:46:05 PM

He'll never change.

meatyd 4/13/2016 5:47:55 PM

He's that dude from Falling Backwards or something I think

anonymous 4/13/2016 5:49:02 PM

i wonder if any of those funds will go to getting him a new macbook

gorillatriscuits 4/13/2016 6:03:20 PM

Alright. Listen. Jonny has a good voice. HOWEVER, this isnt news, to anyone. Webby, wtf are you doing? i posted a letter online about how bad my dick burned in the shower after i got soap in my peehole. Wheres the NEWS on that? Lambfail.

anonymous 4/13/2016 6:27:51 PM

Basically he is saying come out to the shows so he can make money for scores.

anonymous 4/13/2016 6:33:46 PM

"I have a MacBook isn't working"

iwilladapt 4/13/2016 6:53:10 PM

now fck off and die, you fcked up slag

anonymous 4/13/2016 6:55:54 PM

To be one of the few people who comment on this site that isn't a sociopath, I'd have to say that I feel sorry for him. He has an incredible voice and a great lyrical writing ability. I wish him the best. He's done some extremely dumb shit in his past, but the man deserves some respect just for his talent alone. An artist is an artist. He will be remembered long after most of the shitty hardcore/metal projects you commenters circlejerk about.

anonymous 4/13/2016 6:59:02 PM

^^ pees in own mouth for fun

anonymous 4/13/2016 7:05:16 PM

I'm getting back on legal heroin in pill-form to help me kick heroin again.

anonymous 4/13/2016 7:28:38 PM

Real safe behind that computer screen, bud.

Jemenez_Cricket 4/13/2016 7:37:55 PM

lol at the non sociopath post, idiot

empty_shell 4/13/2016 7:47:29 PM

I hope this is foreshadowing his eventual overdose while trying to finish out these tour dates for a band no one gives a singular fck about anymore. Dude probably wishes he had died like 10 years ago so he would've stayed relevant. All the f@660ts on here defending this piece of shit, mind blowing

anonymous 4/13/2016 7:48:27 PM

He has an incredible voiceHe has an incredible voice He has an incredible voice He has an incredible voice He has an incredible voice He has an incredible voice He has an incredible voice Lots of people can sing well, who cares. What are you, American Idol judges?

anonymous 4/13/2016 7:51:37 PM

Getting clean isn't going to change the fact that he's still a colossal douche. It's just who he is.

anonymous 4/13/2016 8:03:51 PM

^^ former Slave member gay

anonymous 4/13/2016 8:06:16 PM

hes an addict for laptops

OrgCore 4/13/2016 8:56:19 PM

I have a problem with his musical output! Amirite amirite?

anonymous 4/13/2016 9:22:35 PM

who cares, dude will "clean up again" go on warped or "a tour " in general and we will be back writing these same posts

anonymous 4/13/2016 10:19:18 PM

It just keeps happening It just keeps happening It just keeps happening It just keeps happening Accountability and self control you fckwad, one quitter to not-so-much-another

anonymous 4/13/2016 10:21:58 PM

Is this the stolen Mac book guy?

anonymous 4/13/2016 10:23:11 PM

Of course it's not your publicist or manager. They all dropped you.

anonymous 4/13/2016 10:29:21 PM


anonymous 4/13/2016 11:16:58 PM

Jonny Craig issues statement: 'Please help out Pete Jackson buy a drum kit for the KillWhitneyDead reunion that is going to be so sick.YOLO'

anonymous 4/14/2016 2:02:41 AM

What fans?

anonymous 4/14/2016 2:22:43 AM

^^ your Mom is a fan testicle breath

anonymous 4/14/2016 6:40:29 AM

404 fcks not found

anonymous 4/14/2016 7:59:49 AM

don't even have to read that shit to know what it says. more apologizing and excuses. Don't care if this dude gets clean or not, as long as he disappears from the public light and we don't have to keep seeing his jerkoff name and jerkoff face and hear his about his jerkoff "projects"

anonymous 4/14/2016 8:01:20 AM

"Jonny Craig issues statement: 'I have a problem'" This is not news

anonymous 4/14/2016 8:46:27 AM

" I need to finish these tours so I can afford methadone to help break my heroin addiction".

anonymous 4/14/2016 8:49:02 AM

Can I sell my own c-m as mayonnaise? asking for a friend!! Also johnny boy, the rope won't tie itself c'mon man I believe in you, you can do it! Hang yo ass

anonymous 4/14/2016 9:56:41 AM

people for sorry for heroin addicts? WHY?

anonymous 4/14/2016 10:34:38 AM

As a Canadian I must once again apologize for Johnny Craig, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne and of course.. Rush.

anonymous 4/14/2016 11:04:39 AM


anonymous 4/14/2016 11:32:10 AM

Suboxone slaves

anonymous 4/14/2016 11:42:49 AM

I support "lambfail" this be garbage son. Webby, wtf are you doing? Oh yeah, making this dude believe he actually has fans to report news to. I also support the noose movement. Broham should just start learning his knots if hes gonna continue trying to be an artist as most canadians do. Get a real job or be a real fcking artist and kill yourself.

anonymous 4/14/2016 11:44:45 AM

It would be cool if he ate the business end of a shotgun.

anonymous 4/14/2016 11:54:34 AM

beartooth already did this. lifeflip.

anonymous 4/14/2016 12:04:41 PM

The only problem Jonny Craig has is being a fat lardass that has to get a subscription to frozen meals because they're bad at portions

anonymous 4/14/2016 12:15:24 PM

HAHAH he doesn't write any of his own lyrics and how many chances does the industry / people have to give this dude and stillllll continue to give him money and support his ultimate level of gaygorty.....

anonymous 4/14/2016 12:17:06 PM

Craig should follow in Cobain's footsteps, or should I say shot patterns

anonymous 4/14/2016 12:22:17 PM

"medicine" = sage c-cks in his ass

anonymous 4/14/2016 3:21:05 PM

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anonymous 4/14/2016 3:33:14 PM

Why can't Jonny Craig and Frankie Palmeri fcking OD already ...

anonymous 4/14/2016 3:38:40 PM

If you or someone you love is having trouble with drugs and alcohol .. Please call (800)590-8634 Don't call Fronz ..CALL NOW! - Frank Palmeri #ItsNeverTooLate

anonymous 4/14/2016 9:36:00 PM

Jonny Craig issues statement: "Pete Jackson and I are dry and his effort to get a grand from us failed so now we're screwed."

anonymous 4/14/2016 9:54:51 PM

Ha "he promised me a killwhitneydead reunion would get us enough dope to last the rest of the slaves tour but now I'm screwed so I'm gonna have to get back on methadone"

anonymous 4/15/2016 8:01:33 AM

Have the authorities questioned Trent Hafdahl about this?

anonymous 4/15/2016 10:37:35 AM

Wow, there certainly are a lot of try hard gays

anonymous 4/15/2016 12:53:20 PM

is he addicted to c-cks?

anonymous 4/15/2016 12:58:10 PM

Jenny Craig helped me loose weight, perhaps it can help Jonny?

anonymous 4/15/2016 7:23:31 PM

drug addiction is a hard one he needs to realize you cannot and will not become clean ever if you are not TRUELLY WILLING AND READY TO QUIT. I'd know cause I've delt with this since I was 16 im 25 now and finally clean and way more happy but you gotta have some balls and man the fck up. I love this dudes bands previous and whatever comes next and his music. But he needs to man up and get clean if I were in his shoes I'd be so happy with music I wouldn't need drugs or booze.

anonymous 4/15/2016 7:30:21 PM

^ Happy with just music? That you wouldn't need booze or drugs? 1) you'd suck as a musician 2) everything is better with booze and drugs 3) shut the F**k up

anonymous 4/18/2016 12:21:33 AM

the methadone clinic's stoked

anonymous 4/18/2016 5:10:07 PM


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