Here’s a bit of good news for you all: Puddle Of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin has got 11 months of sobriety under his belt after a reasonable amount of time having a pretty bad time. Check out the below video interview he gave to Rock Titan on the subject:
“The last year has been… Getting out of incarceration and then going to CRI-Help in Burbank, California, in North Hollywood, that was awesome — it was really great. I’m 11 months sober now almost to the day, and I feel great. And we’re just playing shows and rocking.”
It seems gross to dwell on the past after 11 months of success, but it’s worth filling you in on the kind of hard time he’s been having:
He was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport last September after he tried to get on a plane with a BB gun. He pleaded no contest and was banned from LAX unless it involved traveling for work.
In January 2016 he was arrested on suspicion of breaking into his former home and vandalising some of the property.
He missed two court dates related to the charges, which led to another arrest.
He was arrested in December 2015 for possession of a controlled substance and had a few other busts that year for driving under the influence.
The main thing, however, is the 11 months clean and sober, and he should be psyched about that!
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