After a decade of substance abuse Billie Joe Armstrong has changed his life around for the better and now he has talked out about it.
This is what he had to say:
“I was going through withdrawal. That was gruesome, laying on the bathroom floor and just feeling like… I didn’t realize how much that stuff affected me. And it’s not the stuff that is immediately in your system. It goes back to how long you’ve been using. It was working its way out.
I was going through so much sh*t. Even in the second week, I was like, ‘I don’t belong here. I’m not convinced.’ The sick part of it is I wanted to get all of the narcotics out of my system so I could start drinking. But that’s the insanity of the whole thing. You make excuses. You rationalize. You can take a sh*t in a mailbox — that doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.”
“I kept it away from my sons pretty good. My dogs kept looking at me, wondering how I’m doing. They can sense that stuff. I could have gone to a facility, but this way I could be around my loved ones.”
But one of the hardiest things for Armstrong was going back on tour as he cancelled loads of dates due to the substance abuse and avoiding temptation:
“Sometimes I’m not sure I’m ready. There is still the obsession for alcohol. There’s also sleepless nights. But I have to work on it every day. Because I know what goes on out there. I’m hosting this giant party for people. At least 70-75 percent of the people in the audience have been getting a drink on. I’ve got to watch my step.”
Although Kansas City was only Britney Spears‘ second stop as a member of the judges panel on X Factor, the pop star is clearly getting more and more comfortable with every audition, and is telling it how it is to potential contestants…with NO sugar-coating necessary!
An insider on the series explains:
“She’s got a really good instinct, and when she loves something, she looks like she wants to dance on the desk. When she doesn’t like someone, she is incredibly tough. She’s really massively grown in confidence. She loves interesting and fun auditions and is prepared to stick her neck out and support someone no matter if some of the other judges disagree.”
When forced to have to tell a hopeful that their journey had come to an end, she simply said:
“You have to be great to be on this show, so [I vote] no.”
Thats why shes mad for that type of role!!