It’s Hard To Believe These Musicians Are Still Alive After Their Insane Drug Use

Idolator Staff | January 16, 2018 4:09 pm

Red Hot Addiction

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis was raised in Hollywood by his father, who was a struggling actor and drug dealer. Keidis started smoking weed and snorting cocaine regularly by the age of 12, and when he was 14, he tried heroin for the first time. Despite his continued excessive drug use, he managed to excel in school, until he reached college and his heroin addiction became too strong for him to continue. When he joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers, he and all of his bandmates would use drugs together — their fame further fueling his addiction. But when his guitarist and best friend Hillel Slovak died from an overdose, Keidis had a wake-up call. He’s been clean since 2000.