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
17952 Comments


not surprising

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ChoccyPhilly
July 23rd 2014
8646 Comments


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

Thunderkat
July 23rd 2014
579 Comments


Glad hes clean

Tunaboy45
July 23rd 2014
4167 Comments


Look at him. Not really surprised.

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ChoccyPhilly
July 23rd 2014
8646 Comments


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

XingKing
July 23rd 2014
11090 Comments


Jesus, that accent...

Satellite
July 23rd 2014
20826 Comments


modern musicians get hooked on the lamest drugs

trackbytrackreviews
July 23rd 2014
1974 Comments


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

Tunaboy45
July 23rd 2014
4167 Comments


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

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 23rd 2014
51072 Comments


He's more addicted to making shit music

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Greyvy
July 23rd 2014
5262 Comments


Bring Me the Crack Rock

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 23rd 2014
51072 Comments


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

Tunaboy45
July 23rd 2014
4167 Comments


"Bring Me the Crack Rock"
Haha

YoYoMancuso
July 23rd 2014
11255 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
72592 Comments


classy cunt

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Betray
July 23rd 2014
5250 Comments


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

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Tunaboy45
July 23rd 2014
4167 Comments


"I was fukked of my 'ed"
Oh dear

elbaliem
July 23rd 2014
944 Comments


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

MrHiltonJames
July 23rd 2014
23 Comments


Accent major.

MrHiltonJames
July 23rd 2014
23 Comments


At least he's clean and such.

Betray
July 23rd 2014
5250 Comments


proper grim story tho m8 :/

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 23rd 2014
22167 Comments


grim drug

Zeiu
July 23rd 2014
168 Comments


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

Mort.
July 23rd 2014
4277 Comments


good on him

he gets a lot of undeserved shit tbh.

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zaruyache
July 23rd 2014
7645 Comments


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

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MalleusMaleficarum
July 23rd 2014
14468 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
4277 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
10525 Comments


All these other bands suck anyway. Except maybe Paramore

Betray
July 23rd 2014
5250 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
9718 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
4167 Comments


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

elephantREVOLUTION
July 23rd 2014
2805 Comments


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

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zaruyache
July 23rd 2014
7645 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
4167 Comments


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


Hospital
July 23rd 2014
2065 Comments


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

IronGiant
July 23rd 2014
997 Comments


well that explains the music i guess

Zeiu
July 23rd 2014
168 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
3724 Comments


I thought this was common knowledge. Still...

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ScarlettPimpernail
July 23rd 2014
242 Comments


Lol at the "feel" nominee

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TheGreatQ
July 23rd 2014
1573 Comments


"were these voted on or judged"

Voted

Zeiu
July 23rd 2014
168 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
1937 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
1241 Comments


Scene dudes are scummy. I speak from experience here.

DatBeefPudding
July 23rd 2014
1369 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
14468 Comments


fookin' letters

fookin' emails

DirEnRefused
July 23rd 2014
2261 Comments


christ, you fuckers are judgemental.

Slut
July 23rd 2014
2941 Comments


what mortimus said

BonzoDatShit
July 23rd 2014
92 Comments


LOL fookin Touché Amore should have won

MalleusMaleficarum
July 23rd 2014
14468 Comments


fookin' fam-leh wanted teh kel-meh,

Dancedrewdance
July 23rd 2014
1065 Comments


Mastabait

DatBeefPudding
July 23rd 2014
1369 Comments


christ, you fuckers are judgemental


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

chug73
July 24th 2014
1241 Comments


Nah.

DatBeefPudding
July 24th 2014
1369 Comments


nah? ok

Hospital
July 24th 2014
2065 Comments


Bless the lad for getting clean, though

MarkTheDead
July 24th 2014
666 Comments


Good to hear.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
21973 Comments


lead singer of a hammy metal band was on drugs


breaking news

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TalonsOfFire
July 24th 2014
10525 Comments


lol

Pajolero
July 24th 2014
296 Comments


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

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MrMatt767
July 24th 2014
316 Comments


"paramore - paramore" lol

NorwichScene
July 24th 2014
1545 Comments


Lookin forward to their next fookin album

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sonictheplumber
July 24th 2014
5074 Comments


who ends up addicted to k

Forevermore
July 24th 2014
131 Comments


All this time I thought he was American.

DatBeefPudding
July 24th 2014
1369 Comments


agreed. glad he's clean.

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

InFlamesWeThrash666
July 24th 2014
1620 Comments


Time to quit shit music as well

zakalwe
July 24th 2014
9353 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
305 Comments


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

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protonjon
July 24th 2014
97 Comments


Maybe he should go to vocabulary rehab.

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Sauce
July 24th 2014
726 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
1915 Comments


he seemed nervous as fuck

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 24th 2014
1937 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
214 Comments


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

PunchforPunch
July 24th 2014
6279 Comments


lol zak

MuhNamesTyler
July 24th 2014
4583 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
5250 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
19230 Comments


"He's more addicted to making shit music"

trebz with the mutha fuckin' BOOM

PappyMason
July 24th 2014
1614 Comments


Fair play to the lad.

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MrHiltonJames
July 24th 2014
23 Comments


Post-Dadcore [2]

MrHiltonJames
July 24th 2014
23 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
1844 Comments


"Bring Me the Crack Rock"

this made me laugh much harder than it should have.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
22167 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
88 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
22167 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
10373 Comments


K is a weird drug to get addicted to

TheMoreira
July 24th 2014
7182 Comments


Nice, good for him

CrimsonFireCF
July 24th 2014
88 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
4277 Comments


we get it you have an opinion, stfu

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
22167 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
10572 Comments


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

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CrimsonFireCF
July 24th 2014
88 Comments


MortimusPrime: nah.

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

Mort.
July 24th 2014
4277 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
20631 Comments


Thought his name was Oil for the longest time

Tellthelads
July 24th 2014
84 Comments


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

Mort.
July 24th 2014
4277 Comments


yes decay we know what fucking sheffield is

Futures
July 24th 2014
12914 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
12914 Comments


i can't handle the autism

Keyblade
July 24th 2014
15669 Comments


lol wtf are the APMA's? That was horrible

Green Baron
July 24th 2014
20631 Comments


oh decay

Salvidian
July 24th 2014
752 Comments


Thought his name was Oil [2]

Keyblade
July 24th 2014
15669 Comments


He sounds just like skele

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
22167 Comments


that's cos they're both from yorkshire

MalleusMaleficarum
July 24th 2014
14468 Comments


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

MalleusMaleficarum
July 24th 2014
14468 Comments


makes scouse sound inoffensive

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 24th 2014
1937 Comments


Essex accent is still the worst.

"SHAHT AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHPPPP" die

FourthDyke
July 24th 2014
365 Comments


smoke vveed

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 24th 2014
1937 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
22167 Comments


it's everywhere in orpington/bromley :/

Dancedrewdance
July 24th 2014
1065 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
1080 Comments


YORKSHIRE, YORKSHIRE.

Nikkolae
July 24th 2014
4900 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

clander270
July 24th 2014
179 Comments


That whole list of nominated albums had me cringing

TalonsOfFire
July 24th 2014
10525 Comments


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

Gameofmetal
July 24th 2014
4309 Comments


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

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
22167 Comments


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

zaruyache
July 24th 2014
7645 Comments


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

Gameofmetal
July 24th 2014
4309 Comments


I did enjoy Sempiternal but I just prefer TWY

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014
22167 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
1937 Comments


it's everywhere in orpington/bromley :/


I know, I live there

TheGreatQ
July 24th 2014
1573 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
1039 Comments


his ket was too dank

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DatBeefPudding
July 25th 2014
1369 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
1545 Comments


Moddle finger up if you don't give a fuck

NonApplicable
July 26th 2014
2020 Comments


Surprised Touche Amore was nominated

someguest
July 26th 2014
21767 Comments


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

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TalonsOfFire
July 26th 2014
10525 Comments


lol

BMDrummer
July 26th 2014
10572 Comments


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

Sauce
August 11th 2014
726 Comments


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

2edgy4me

RosaParks
August 11th 2014
15194 Comments


is this 4chan

auberginedreams
August 11th 2014
6081 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
6081 Comments


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

zaruyache
August 11th 2014
7645 Comments


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

DatBeefPudding
August 11th 2014
1369 Comments


are they really scene? what is this 2010?

auberginedreams
August 11th 2014
6081 Comments


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

ASnideReturns
August 11th 2014
5241 Comments


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

Spec
October 13th 2014
27407 Comments


lame drug

Greyvy
October 13th 2014
5262 Comments


Bring Me The Crack Rock [3]



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