“Jack Black saved me from the abyss”, says Tenacious D man
By CMU Editorial | Published on Wednesday 8 August 2012
Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass has publicly praised his bandmate Jack Black, who last year encouraged him to seek rehabilitation for drug addiction, for saving him “from the abyss”.
Interviewed in last weekend’s Sunday Times Magazine, Gass says: “I went insane last year. I had to be sent away to the loony hatch. Just rehab. I was eating large amounts of marijuana in brownies… Every day… I’d send my assistant to the store. We have stores where you can buy it. It’s crazy”.
He adds: “I had a desperate need to be Van Gogh or something. Some tremendous artist. ‘Jack’s so successful, what’s wrong with me, why isn’t this working for me?’ I hated myself”.
The singer-guitarist, who has since re-joined Black to tour the band’s third LP ‘Rize Of The Phoenix’, remembers travelling to the private clinic in Utah: “Thank God we went on a private plane. I didn’t want any fucking Southwest Airlines passengers capturing it on their phones. Us hugging in the aisle, crying”.