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Devil You Know’s Howard Jones Speaks On Conquering His Fears, Porn Star Pregnancy, Etc.


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Devil You Know frontman Howard Jones has opened up on the dark times that surrounded his 2012 departure from Killswitch Engage. Speaking in the latest issue of Revolver, he said of his mental state towards the end of his tenure with that outfit:

“There was nothing wrong with Killswitch or the relationship. Everything was wrong with me. I was going insane. It never occured to me to get help. For years, I just tried to fight through it and I was driving those guys beserk. My anxiety was building and building, and near the end, there were a lot of times I’d sit in the back of the bus or lay in my bunk for hours on end without speaking to anyone. Even the idea of having to do a meet and greet freaked me out.”

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Of his missed tour back in 2010 that saw the band perform with All That RemainsPhil Labonte and his eventual Killswitch Engage replacement Jesse Leach:

“I physically and mentally couldn’t get onstage. I had a complete mental breakdown. We were in Florida, and over the few days of taking the drive down there, I felt like I was suffering this critical pain. Just the thought of going out in front of people made me panic. I couldn’t do it.”

During that timeframe, rumors of Jones knocking up a porn star by the name of Allie Foster began to circulate after she publically called him out. Revolver asked him about that, to which he replied:

“I have no comment. I know nothing of what you’re talking about.”

Jones later went on to find out that he had Type 2 diabetes and after recovering from a three day diabetic coma has since changed his lifestyle. He says of his present condition:

“I’m doing fantastic now—better than I have in years. The diabetes is completely under control. I’m doing lots of exercise and eating better than ever and my bloog sugar has basically regulated itself. My doctor coldn’t believe it.”

When it came to tackling his mental issues, he also offered that “therapy and medication can work wonders.”

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