Tim Lambesis Says He’s Doing A Master’s Degree In Social Work
As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis has said that he is about to become a certified addiction treatment counsellor and is working on a master’s degree in social work. Lambesis has battled steroid addiction in the past, a problem that arguably contributed to a situation where he attempted to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife in 2013, which in turn led to his imprisonment. He was paroled in December of 2016.
“I’m slowly getting comfortable sharing parts of my life, little by little. Taken at an end of the school year party last semester. I can’t believe it’s already a new school year! A lot of people have been asking what I’ve done with most of my time over the past 5+ years. School is one of many things. It’s hard for me to sit idle, so I took almost every class I could. I got a handful of undergraduate degrees in the process, but what interested me most were courses in addiction treatment.”
“I ended up becoming a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor and started working as a case manager for a year in the process of collecting field hours for my certification. Then in 2017 I began a Master of Social Work program. The smile you see here comes from a sense of relief after finishing the first year of the MSW!…”
Lambesis and As I Lay Dying reunited earlier this year and are prepping for their first proper tour together since 2013.
“I understand and accept the resentment some people have towards who I used to be,” said the vocalist via his Instagram.
It looks like Frank Iero will have a familiar face on his upcoming U.S. tour: Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly.