Friday, March 14, 2014

Jacoby Shaddix

In this post I'm going to talk a little bit about another singer of a band: Jacoby Shaddix. I usually prefer talking about artists who you can learn from their lives. Because, sometimes, you see what they have gone through and that is something hard, but they found their way through for things to change. 
So, here we go. Jacoby Shaddix, if you don't know him, is the lead singer of the rock band  from California"Papa Roach". He is currently married with Kelly Michelle Shaddix, with whom he has three children. Now reading that, you might think his life is perfect and always has been, but, this is not the case. 
Jacoby Shaddix has struggled with drug addiction, but, mostly with alcohol addiction. The main reason of it was the fact of touring far from his family and not being able to see them so often, he had troubles with his marriage too.
Also, Shaddix had to fight to overcome self-harming and suicidal thoughts, he admitted in several interviews that he came close to committing suicide.
I see him as such an inspiration, because he suffered a lot, but still decided to fight and live. He finally didn't give up and everything ended up well for him. He and his wife reconcilied and also he went through treatment to regain his sobriety. 
Everyone has its own opinion, but, I think this is a story to learn about, as also you will probably listen to me saying more times about many artists more, because I like learning from the stories of band members, at least in my case, I have learnt a lot. Specially I love what Shaddix says talking about all that, like his conclussion: "there's always a reason to carry on". So, I think that last thing said by Shaddix is really true and important, there is always a reason not to give up, to live, all you have to do is find it. 
Below you can watch an interview where Shaddix talks about what I have said before: 

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