Oli Sykes accepts APMA for Album Of The Year
"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. 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 to 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.
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 had no idea that I was in rehab but 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.”
- Chuck Bass