Jonny Craig writes open letter to fans admitting “I have a problem”; Breakup of SLAVES

Jonny Craig has shared an open letter with fans, commenting on his current state and what he has in store for the future following the sudden breakup of Slaves this past week after their tour with Myka Relocate.  He goes…

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Posted on April 14, 2016

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Jonny Craig has shared an open letter with fans, commenting on his current state and what he has in store for the future following the sudden breakup of Slaves this past week after their tour with Myka Relocate.  He goes on to address his upcoming solo tour alongside current Dance Gavin Dance vocalist Tilian Pearson and former frontman for Dance Gavin Dance and A Lot Like Birds, Kurt Travis, as well as his future beyond that. Additionally, aside from his solo career, he plans to eventually continue Slaves. Read his letter/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.

Love,
Jonny”

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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