Oli Sykes Reveals Drug Addiction
2014-07-23 by River Tam | 145 Comments
Oli Sykes, vocalist of the popular UK metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon, revealed in an acceptance speech
at the AP Music Awards that he had been addicted to ketamine for years, before secretly going into rehab for
a month and getting clean. His time in rehab came just before work on their latest album, Sempiternal,
began. You can watch his speech below:


Tagged: Bring Me the Horizon

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Scoot
July 23rd 2014
17843 Comments


not surprising

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ChoccyPhilly
July 23rd 2014
7348 Comments


BMTH antics are well known as they are, so I'm really not surprised

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Thunderkat
July 23rd 2014
576 Comments


Glad hes clean

Tunaboy45
July 23rd 2014
2563 Comments


Look at him. Not really surprised.

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ChoccyPhilly
July 23rd 2014
7348 Comments


Maybe now he'll write some lyrics that aren't as mediocre as everything so far

XingKing
July 23rd 2014
10882 Comments


Jesus, that accent...

Satellite
July 23rd 2014
20826 Comments


modern musicians get hooked on the lamest drugs

trackbytrackreviews
July 23rd 2014
1434 Comments


I might not have liked his scene hair but his new cut is even worse

Tunaboy45
July 23rd 2014
2563 Comments


Maybe now he'll write some lyrics that aren't as mediocre as everything so far
[2]

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 23rd 2014
50695 Comments


He's more addicted to making shit music

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Greyvy
July 23rd 2014
4776 Comments


Bring Me the Crack Rock

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 23rd 2014
50695 Comments


lol my buddy did ketamine and then fell asleep on my friend's bed for like 24 hours

Tunaboy45
July 23rd 2014
2563 Comments


"Bring Me the Crack Rock"
Haha

YoYoMancuso
July 23rd 2014
11173 Comments


My friend played their last album like 7 months ago while we were driving to Wisconsin and holy crap it was torture

KILL
July 23rd 2014
71981 Comments


classy cunt

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Betray
July 23rd 2014
3749 Comments


Never knew that this was actually news until last night. I've known this for years. He said it at a show!

Tunaboy45
July 23rd 2014
2563 Comments


"I was fukked of my 'ed"
Oh dear

elbaliem
July 23rd 2014
922 Comments


not surprised at all.but glad he's clean now

MrHiltonJames
July 23rd 2014
17 Comments


Accent major.

MrHiltonJames
July 23rd 2014
17 Comments


At least he's clean and such.

Betray
July 23rd 2014
3749 Comments


proper grim story tho m8 :/

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 23rd 2014
22025 Comments


grim drug

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Zeiu
July 23rd 2014
165 Comments


I'm more sad The Wonder Years didn't win

Mort.
July 23rd 2014
3844 Comments


good on him

he gets a lot of undeserved shit tbh.

zaruyache
July 23rd 2014
6986 Comments


Pretty much all of those "nominees" were horrible. Surprise!

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MalleusMaleficarum
July 23rd 2014
14362 Comments


fookin' letters

fookin' emails







fook

Greenpaw
July 23rd 2014
220 Comments


I'm more sad The Wonder Years didn't win. [2]

Mort.
July 23rd 2014
3844 Comments


why would you be sad that a band didnt win a pointless award?

who cares who win awards shows, they mean nothing most of the time



TalonsOfFire
July 23rd 2014
8388 Comments


All these other bands suck anyway. Except maybe Paramore

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Betray
July 23rd 2014
3749 Comments


"Pretty much all of those "nominees" were horrible. Surprise!"

It's the fucking APMAs. Surprise!

Hope you weren't expecting Agalloch to show up and win best album

SnakeDelilah
July 23rd 2014
8128 Comments


i already hated his music when he was an addict i don't want to hear his music after he's sober

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Tunaboy45
July 23rd 2014
2563 Comments


They could have at least nominated behemoth or killer be killed or mastodon.

elephantREVOLUTION
July 23rd 2014
2774 Comments


would have expected him to be addicted to a more generic drug

zaruyache
July 23rd 2014
6986 Comments


Yeah remember what happened to Metallica? I bet this guy cuts his hair and starts writing dad rock.

Greenpaw
July 23rd 2014
220 Comments


Post-Dadcore

Tunaboy45
July 23rd 2014
2563 Comments


"would have expected him to be addicted to a more generic drug"
Cocaine is too mainstream.


Hospital
July 23rd 2014
2061 Comments


Ketamine? Really oli, mate? I usually pin these guys as opiaters.

IronGiant
July 23rd 2014
861 Comments


well that explains the music i guess

Zeiu
July 23rd 2014
165 Comments


I'm not seriously sad, I'm just upset (in a way) that out of all those shitty albums the best one by far didn't win, obviously it doesn't mean shit, were these voted on or judged?

InFiction
July 23rd 2014
3695 Comments


I thought this was common knowledge. Still...

ScarlettPimpernail
July 23rd 2014
224 Comments


Lol at the "feel" nominee

TheGreatQ
July 23rd 2014
1487 Comments


"were these voted on or judged"

Voted

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Zeiu
July 23rd 2014
165 Comments


Well, in the end, I can get by knowing this retard was addicted to ketamine and can barely form a sentence

Shimana
July 23rd 2014
544 Comments


acceptance speech of the century

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DatsNotDaMetulz
July 23rd 2014
1822 Comments


When they released their first EP they were all straight edge. Guess something must've happened around the time of Count Your Blessings to make him break edge

chug73
July 23rd 2014
1176 Comments


Scene dudes are scummy. I speak from experience here.

DatBeefPudding
July 23rd 2014
1339 Comments


oli sounds a bit retarded. honestly learn how to speak english without "fookin" every 2 seconds.


sounds like a twat.

MalleusMaleficarum
July 23rd 2014
14362 Comments


fookin' letters

fookin' emails

DirEnRefused
July 23rd 2014
2206 Comments


christ, you fuckers are judgemental.

Slut
July 23rd 2014
2476 Comments


what mortimus said

BonzoDatShit
July 23rd 2014
92 Comments


LOL fookin Touché Amore should have won

MalleusMaleficarum
July 23rd 2014
14362 Comments


fookin' fam-leh wanted teh kel-meh,

Dancedrewdance
July 23rd 2014
897 Comments


Mastabait

DatBeefPudding
July 23rd 2014
1339 Comments


christ, you fuckers are judgemental


or, OR, we value being comprehensible. just a shot in the dark. idk.

chug73
July 24th 2014
1176 Comments


Nah.

DatBeefPudding
July 24th 2014
1339 Comments


nah? ok

Hospital
July 24th 2014
2061 Comments


Bless the lad for getting clean, though

MarkTheDead
July 24th 2014
659 Comments


Good to hear.

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
21506 Comments


lead singer of a hammy metal band was on drugs


breaking news

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TalonsOfFire
July 24th 2014
8388 Comments


lol

Pajolero
July 24th 2014
201 Comments


There's something about the word lad that I just enjoy immensely. English truly is a wonderful language.

MrMatt767
July 24th 2014
248 Comments


"paramore - paramore" lol

NorwichScene
July 24th 2014
1465 Comments


Lookin forward to their next fookin album

sonictheplumber
July 24th 2014
4634 Comments


who ends up addicted to k

Forevermore
July 24th 2014
129 Comments


All this time I thought he was American.

DatBeefPudding
July 24th 2014
1339 Comments


agreed. glad he's clean.

as a fellow sufferer of addictions, im glad to hear he's kicked it.

InFlamesWeThrash666
July 24th 2014
1343 Comments


Time to quit shit music as well

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zakalwe
July 24th 2014
8582 Comments


The irony here is this bands music is only tolerable when your knocked out cold on horse tranqulizer so as not to actually listen to the bilge. It's why I started binging and became an addict.

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ThomasTheCure
July 24th 2014
296 Comments


his time in rehab was already revealed in interviews not long after Sempiternal came out.

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protonjon
July 24th 2014
86 Comments


Maybe he should go to vocabulary rehab.

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Sauce
July 24th 2014
710 Comments


yeah i've always seen ketamine as kind of obscure. weird thing to get addicted to (not saying it isn't addictive as hell).

Ricochet
July 24th 2014
1795 Comments


he seemed nervous as fuck

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 24th 2014
1822 Comments


He's from Yorkshire. Half the population of that area speaks like that so you can't blame him for it.

SourAK
July 24th 2014
1630 Comments


hes so hot lolz

Grizzlypyro
July 24th 2014
171 Comments


Isn't this pretty much common knowledge? He has talked about his problems with drugs before.

PunchforPunch
July 24th 2014
6280 Comments


lol zak

MuhNamesTyler
July 24th 2014
4345 Comments


Mark's hair looks like Something About Mary's after she gets cum in it

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Tellthelads
July 24th 2014
84 Comments


Ah




Betray
July 24th 2014
3749 Comments


"He has talked about his problems with drugs before."

guess he had to inform the legions of new fangirls at the apmas

MO
July 24th 2014
18897 Comments


"He's more addicted to making shit music"

trebz with the mutha fuckin' BOOM

PappyMason
July 24th 2014
1095 Comments


Fair play to the lad.

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MrHiltonJames
July 24th 2014
17 Comments


Post-Dadcore [2]

MrHiltonJames
July 24th 2014
17 Comments


Its awesome that he's clean, but I have to wonder. With that accent, how do meet and greets go in places outside of the UK?

AdolfChrist
July 24th 2014
1798 Comments


"Bring Me the Crack Rock"

this made me laugh much harder than it should have.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
22025 Comments


I'm not seriously sad, I'm just upset (in a way) that out of all those shitty albums the best one by far didn't win,

who really cares

CrimsonFireCF
July 24th 2014
83 Comments


Along with kicking drugs, he should also kick making "music" as well. BMTH is complete garbage and so are his incredibly forced vocals.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
22025 Comments


and yet they won't break up, they'll keep releasing music that people dig and you'll keep wasting your time moaning about it

Apollo
July 24th 2014
10340 Comments


K is a weird drug to get addicted to

TheMoreira
July 24th 2014
7182 Comments


Nice, good for him

CrimsonFireCF
July 24th 2014
83 Comments


Well fish if you read the other comments you'd notice in not the only one who thinks these guys are garbage. You're right though there are people who dig their albums and they're what we call morons.

Mort.
July 24th 2014
3844 Comments


we get it you have an opinion, stfu

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
22025 Comments


Well fish if you read the other comments you'd notice in not the only one who thinks these guys are garbage.

and?

TheMoreira
July 24th 2014
7182 Comments


LOL

BMDrummer
July 24th 2014
8877 Comments


Not surprised in the slightest, good for him I guess tho

CrimsonFireCF
July 24th 2014
83 Comments


MortimusPrime: nah.

fish.: nothing really, just felt like stateing a fact.

Mort.
July 24th 2014
3844 Comments


Well Crimson if you read the other comments you'd notice im not the only one who thinks these guys are good. You're right though there are people who dig their albums and they're what we call people who like BMTH



TheMoreira
July 24th 2014
7182 Comments


"Well fish if you read the other comments you'd notice in not the only one who thinks these guys are garbage. You're right though there are people who dig their albums and they're what we call morons. "

I wouldn't bother telling you about how wrong and clueless you make yourself by saying stuff like that, you shouldn't need to have anyone making a case of that for you. Just for the record though, that's so idiotic of you to say, Mr. CrimsonFireCF user sir.

TheMoreira
July 24th 2014
7182 Comments


yeah nah Mort, gg but the guy seems to know his facts well lol

Tellthelads
July 24th 2014
84 Comments


This is Sheffield for you people, this is Sheffield.

Green Baron
July 24th 2014
20068 Comments


Thought his name was Oil for the longest time

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Tellthelads
July 24th 2014
84 Comments


the city...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheffield

Mort.
July 24th 2014
3844 Comments


yes decay we know what fucking sheffield is

Futures
July 24th 2014
11820 Comments


nobody cares

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TheMoreira
July 24th 2014
7182 Comments


HAHA oh it's you decay

damn man u edgy today hm??

Futures
July 24th 2014
11820 Comments


i can't handle the autism

Keyblade
July 24th 2014
15076 Comments


lol wtf are the APMA's? That was horrible

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Green Baron
July 24th 2014
20068 Comments


oh decay

Salvidian
July 24th 2014
752 Comments


Thought his name was Oil [2]

Keyblade
July 24th 2014
15076 Comments


He sounds just like skele

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
22025 Comments


that's cos they're both from yorkshire

MalleusMaleficarum
July 24th 2014
14362 Comments


oh man so thats the region with the most hideous sounding fucks then eh

MalleusMaleficarum
July 24th 2014
14362 Comments


makes scouse sound inoffensive

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 24th 2014
1822 Comments


Essex accent is still the worst.

"SHAHT AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHPPPP" die

FourthDyke
July 24th 2014
365 Comments


smoke vveed

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 24th 2014
1822 Comments


The terrifying thing is I live in south east London and am hearing more and more of the Essex style accent and I hate it so much

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
22025 Comments


it's everywhere in orpington/bromley :/

Dancedrewdance
July 24th 2014
897 Comments


Then again he could be addicted to meth , we could be working to pay taxes so he can receive a welfare check for more meth.

VheissuCrisis
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
1000 Comments


YORKSHIRE, YORKSHIRE.

Nikkolae
July 24th 2014
4862 Comments


"Hope you weren't expecting Agalloch to show up and win best album"

agalloch's last was on par with most of these turds tbh

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clander270
July 24th 2014
170 Comments


That whole list of nominated albums had me cringing

TalonsOfFire
July 24th 2014
8388 Comments


Yeah it's like a list of the worst artists of modern music. Besides 90% of the grammys haw

Gameofmetal
July 24th 2014
2304 Comments


The Fuck didn't The Wonder Years win?!!!

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
22025 Comments


sempiternal is better than whatever the wonder years' album was tbh (can't even remember its name)

zaruyache
July 24th 2014
6986 Comments


How does a human exist while being so unimaginably wrong about things

Gameofmetal
July 24th 2014
2304 Comments


I did enjoy Sempiternal but I just prefer TWY

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
22025 Comments


How does a human exist while being so unimaginably wrong about things

how does a comment exist while not making any sense

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 24th 2014
1822 Comments


it's everywhere in orpington/bromley :/


I know, I live there

TheGreatQ
July 24th 2014
1487 Comments


"how does a comment exist while not making any sense"

How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren't Real?

AnimalsAsSummit
July 24th 2014
863 Comments


his ket was too dank

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DatBeefPudding
July 25th 2014
1339 Comments


How does a human exist while being so unimaginably wrong about things


lol'd. what the fuck does this even mean

NorwichScene
July 25th 2014
1465 Comments


Moddle finger up if you don't give a fuck

NonApplicable
July 26th 2014
1997 Comments


Surprised Touche Amore was nominated

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someguest
July 26th 2014
20929 Comments


someone should slap his mother for naming him after a skateboard trick

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TalonsOfFire
July 26th 2014
8388 Comments


lol

BMDrummer
July 26th 2014
8877 Comments


someone should slap his mother for naming him after a skateboard trick [2]

Sauce
August 11th 2014
710 Comments


you guys put so much effort into denouncing a mediocre scene band.

2edgy4me

RosaParks
August 11th 2014
14936 Comments


is this 4chan

auberginedreams
August 11th 2014
6065 Comments


i know it's cool to hate these guys but this band really isn't as bad as people make them out to be. obviously they're not amazing or anything but they're better that most of the scenecore that they get lumped in with.

also: I WERE A FOOCKING DROOG ADDIK

auberginedreams
August 11th 2014
6065 Comments


touche amore should have won though even though it's probably their worst album

zaruyache
August 11th 2014
6986 Comments


They're no Asking Alexandria, but they're definitely no Defeater, either. 2.5 band all around.

DatBeefPudding
August 11th 2014
1339 Comments


are they really scene? what is this 2010?

auberginedreams
August 11th 2014
6065 Comments


if by scene you mean they wear skinny jeans and play warped tour then i guess?

ASnideReturns
August 11th 2014
5244 Comments


It's good that Oli was able to overcome his drug addiction.

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Spec
October 13th 2014
27211 Comments


lame drug

Greyvy
October 13th 2014
4776 Comments


Bring Me The Crack Rock [3]



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