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Shinedown’s Brent Smith: “I Thought I Was Gonna Die From Withdrawal”

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 15: Singer Brent Smith of the band Shinedown performs during the Carnival of Madness tour at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 15, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Shinedown’s Brent Smith admits he’s lucky to be alive.

In a new interview, he talked about a show they played at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles in 2015 as he was trying to kick his addiction.

Smith said, “The withdrawal made me feel like I was going die. To the band’s credit, they pulled the slack for me.”

Smith also talked about the last time he cried; the day Eddie Van Halen died.

“I was lucky enough to hang out with Eddie during the early days of Shinedown. He was among the sweetest, kindest people I knew.”

When was the last time you cried?

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