Muse’s Chris Wolstenholme Discusses Past Drink Problems

Chris Wolstenholme performs with Muse, New York City (Photo: Live4ever)

Chris Wolstenholme, Muse (Photo: Live4ever)

Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme has spoken candidly on his problems with alcohol, revealing an over-reliance on drink led to him ‘puking blood’ one Christmas.

In an interview with Q Wolstenholme, who has been sober since the release of Muse’s 2009 album ‘The Resistance‘, described how at his worst he would need alcohol ‘to get out of bed in the morning’.

“I was actually losing my mind,” he said. “I had to drink to get out of bed in the morning. It got to the point one Christmas morning where I was actually puking up blood.”

“My rational thought at that time was, ‘Oh I won’t drink spirits today, I’ll just drink beer.’ You just don’t think properly. You don’t really consider that you’re killing yourself. Or even if you do, you get to the point where you don’t care about anything anymore.”

Muse are gearing up to headline this coming August’s Reading/Leeds festival, where they plan to play 2001 album ‘Origin Of Symmetry‘ in its entirety.

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