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Jonathan Davis Tempted to End His Own Life When Recording Korn's Latest Album

July 15, 2010 03:45:57 GMT

But the traumatic experience had a happy ending as Jonathan Davis managed to quit anti-depressants after pouring out his emotions on the record.


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Korn star Jonathan Davis wanted to kill himself while recording the band's latest album - because producer Ross Robinson drove him to the brink of madness. The rockers teamed up with Robinson, who worked on their first two albums, to record "Korn III : Remember Who You Are".

Davis, who has been on anti-depressants since he quit drugs 12 years ago, was constantly tormented by Ross in the studio, as the producer forced him to open up about his ultra-personal lyrics. The frontman admits he fell into a deep depression and "wanted to die" - and became convinced Robinson was "sticking a knife" into him at every opportunity.

Davis tells Kerrang! magazine, "Making the record was sheer f**king hell. It was one of the most difficult things in my life. It was f**king torment. (Ross) put me in a place I didn't want to be. He put me in a horrible depression where I wanted to kill myself again. It was f**ked up. He was just pushing my buttons, tormenting me and f**king me up."

"He'd find out everything that my lyrics were about, then he'd use that s**t as ammo while I was singing. I got back into a position where I trusted him, but then he abused the s**t out of (that trust) and that killed me... He was sticking a knife deep into my heart. It was f**king brutal. He's a motherf**ker. I literally got to the point where I wanted to die. (Bandmates) Fieldy and Munky were worried sick about me. I lost a whole lot of weight, I couldn't eat, I was rotting away."

Davis also claims his wife was brought to a recording session by Ross - and the producer forced him to sing a highly personal track to her face. But the traumatic experience had a happy ending - Davis managed to quit anti-depressants after pouring out his emotions on the record.

He adds, "I feel better than I have in a long time and I think it's because of this album. I've been on Prozac for 12 years and I'm off it now. I know what it feels like to be excited and sad again. I haven't felt like this in 12 years; I'm like a giddy little kid."


 




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posted by Julie on Jul 23, 2014
I can relate to a lot of the shit you have been going through. And you inspire me. Nothing but love and respect for you Johnathon!!!
posted by RockNMetalFangirl on Aug 09, 2013
Hang in there Jonathan! we love you! I hope you see this! please hang in there you are amazing and here for a reason!
posted by kornkid1995 on Nov 29, 2011
So, Jonathan recently tried to kill himself? D: Poor, dude. I wouldn't like that Ross guy either if he did that to me. Jonathan's disadvantages in life are alot of what make KoRn a great fuckin band. That sounds TERRIBLe but its true. Not only is Jonathan a GREAT singer, Feildy is a BEAST at bass and Munkey rules at guitar.. the heart is in the lyrics. I really hope he gets better and Im so fuckin glad he's alive... when Jon dies im done with music. <3
posted by Crazy8 on Aug 01, 2011
So glad he made it through, drugs fuck up everything.I am an addict who has quit using myself,i just need to stop methadone now but it saved my life at the time.
posted by kelticdragonfly2 on Jul 18, 2010
We luv you Jonathan....thank you for all you went thru for us!!! I'm on prozac, too, and hope i can quit it someday, as well!

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