Daniel Johns, the lead singer of the band Silverchair, WALKED OUT of an interview on The Project when Carrie Bickmore asked him a tough question about what really happened before he crashed his car while drunk driving.
Daniel Johns, the lead singer of Silverchair, couldn’t hold back his tears when he talked about drinking and driving on The Project.
In a sneak peek of the interview, which will air on Wednesday night, host Carrie Bickmore asked the 43-year-old rock star what he remembered about the crash, for which he pleaded guilty to high-range drunk driving charges.
‘Everything. Everything. “I remember everything,” he said, before he was overcome with emotion.
“Is it okay if I take a one-second break?”
” Then Johns asked before leaving the room.
On March 23, Johns was stopped on the Pacific Highway in North Arm Cove, NSW. His blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit.
The police said that he had gone onto the wrong side of the road and hit a van.
Both the 51-year-old van driver and the 55-year-old woman who was riding with him were treated at the scene, and the woman was taken to the hospital.
In April, Johns went to rehab to deal with his drinking and mental health problems.
On April 11, Johns’ lawyer went to court and pleaded guilty on his behalf. The judge warned Johns that he could go to jail.
But Johns didn’t go to jail for high-range drunk driving because a judge thought that time in jail wouldn’t help the “deeply troubled” musician.
He was given a 10-month intensive corrections order, which is a court sentence of two years or less that is served in the community under the strict supervision of Community Corrections.
He was also banned from driving for seven months and told to put an interlock device in his car that reads his blood alcohol level for the next two years.
Before the drunk driving accident, Johns was about to release his new album, which sparked the mental health problems he’s had since he became famous so quickly as a teenager.