Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns shares hurtful message about alcohol abuse after pleading guilty to drunk driving

silver chair vocalist Daniel Johns has had a moment of reckoning during his time in rehab after pleading guilty to drunk driving.

The musician, 42, breaks his silence with a heartbreaking confession Instagramadmits he has an alcohol problem.

Johns said he was “fully responsible” for the incident on March 23, when he was charged with drunk driving following the crash in Newcastle.

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She posted a message from rehab, which had been transcribed from a phone call with Johns and shared on social media.

“My drinking has become a bigger problem than I realized, and how I use it to help numb the deeper psychological problems I’ve had since I was a child,” says Johns.

“Some of those problems are known to be toys, and many cut deeper. Alcohol is not a drug. I should never have treated it that way. I feel really screwed up and I’m sorry.”

Johns went on to say he took full responsibility for the crash, which police say saw the singer crossing onto the wrong side of the Pacific Highway and colliding with a van traveling in the opposite direction.

Daniel Johns
Johns pleaded guilty to drunk driving following the incident in March. (Getty)

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He said the matter was being addressed “professionally and personally”.

“I’m very sorry and I work every day to make amends,” he added. “For legal reasons, I can’t speak specifically on social media or elsewhere until after June 22and.”

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That Tomorrow The hitmaker closed with a thank you message for his fans and said he would be out of rehab on April 22.

“Your support has been for me over the years and especially since podcasts mean the world,” he said.

Ben Gillies, Daniel Johns and Chris Joannou of the Newcastle band Silverchair. (Redfern)

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“April 22 represents a fresh start for many reasons… for anyone facing their own demons, you are not alone.

“Dear you all, see you on the other side. And x.”

Johns’ drinking-driving case was adjourned until June 22, after the singer pleaded guilty to drunk driving. The charges could see him face a prison sentence.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Alcohol and Drug Hotline on 1800 250 015 for free and confidential advice on alcohol and other drugs.

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