Former Silverchair singer Daniel Johns has revealed via social media that he will be entering rehab, after being charged with impaired driving earlier this week.
Johns announced that he was “self-medication” with alcohol to deal with mental battles.
He recounted how he got “lost” while driving along the Pacific Highway in the Hunter area, where he veered onto the wrong side of the road and collided with a pickup truck.
Police say a 51-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman were treated by emergency crews – one passenger was taken to hospital and has since been released.
It is alleged that Johns blew a reading of 0.157 during a police breath test at Raymond Terrace Police Station.
“He has been served notice of court attendance for high-end PCA; he is due to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday, April 11, 2022,” read the police statement.
The 42-year-old, who infamously shunned the public domain after years of self-battle, took to Instagram to share his alcohol abuse and his path forward.
“As you know, my mental health is a work in progress. I have good days and bad days, but it’s something I always have to deal with,” Johns shared.
“Over the past week I started having panic attacks. Last night I got lost while driving and had an accident. I’m fine, everyone is fine.
“Along with my therapy, I medicate with alcohol to manage my anxiety and depression. I know it’s not sustainable or healthy.
“I need to take a step back now as I am self admitting to a rehab facility and I don’t know how long I will be there. Appreciate your love and support as always.”
Johns recently opened up about his mental health struggles via a podcast exclusive to Spotify.
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