Max Colombie testifies about his addictions: “Drink and drugs helped me to paralyze my insecurities”

Max Colombie testifies about his addictions: “Drink and drugs helped me to paralyze my insecurities”
Max Colombie testifies about his addictions: “Drink and drugs helped me to paralyze my insecurities”
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Max Colombie (32), the frontman of Oscar and the Wolf, has testified together with his mother about the addictions he has struggled with in recent years. In the VTM Nieuws studio, the singer acknowledged that he needed drink and drugs to “paralyze” his insecurities.

Last week, fans expressed their concerns about the mental well-being of Max Colombie, after he posted several photos and videos on social media in which he was visibly under the influence of alcohol or drugs. On Wednesday, a portrait photo of an almost unrecognizable Colombian followed with a caption “I’ll explain everything tomorrow” and on Thursday the singer gave his promised explanation in the VTM Nieuws studio.

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With his posts, Colombie said he wanted to help break a taboo. “Those images date from two to three years ago,” he started. “I was in a situation where I paralyzed my insecurities by consuming. I am a very insecure person. My career has gone very quickly. I found it difficult to deal with that and I crashed.” When asked what he consumed, Colombie openly replied: “Drink, drugs … Cocaine, Xanax (a remedy for anxiety disorders, ed.) and alcohol especially.”

Remarkably, Colombie had also taken his mother to the VTM studio. “He was in a bubble that he couldn’t get out of, it went from bad to worse,” Lucile Fol testified about her son’s demons. “He took medication to wake up in the morning, drank to feel better, used cocaine to sober up and took loads of medication before bed. You have to try to get out of that bubble. The great thing is that he did it all himself, with professional help.”

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No promotional stunt

Colombie stated that he communicates so openly about his addictions and insecurities because he wants to “start a conversation” and encourage fellow sufferers to talk about it in their own way. “It’s so important to talk about it. I did it in a fairly shocking way. That unrest was necessary to start the conversation.”

His own way of communicating about his addictions was through songs. Colombie previously stated that his hit Warrior is about his mental struggles. “If you can translate your feelings of fear and insecurities into something you can see or hear, it helps to express and communicate those emotions,” said Colombie, who canceled a series of concerts in the summer of 2022 to help his mental health. tackle problems.

The musician dismissed speculation that the videos on social media and his testimonies would be a promotional stunt in the run-up to a new Oscar and the Wolf album as nonsense. “This subject is so delicate for me that you would need a better actor,” he said.

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