Ivan Moody’s struggles with substance abuse have been widely documented, but it appears he isn’t the only member of Five Finger Death Punch who has suffered with addiction. Chris Kael has revealed that he is currently celebrating 57 days of sobriety. You can read various social media posts from him below:
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Sober for 57 days. I do this for solely for myself. A great by product is to also show to any of you struggling that you too can do it. Lack of sleep has REALLY been an issue causing me some anxiety for about the last 30 days. It’s almost like my body is subconsciously prepping my body for the upcoming road schedule! Slept from 5 am to 1pm today. At least I slept! Thankful for a job that allows me the time to get this sleep under control and closer to a regular schedule. #HappyEaster #ShitYesSon #Delirious #SoberAsFuck
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I’ve gotten away from sharing incredibly personal things here on the social networks. Even now, I’m not entirely comfortable opening up and telling this story. However, I woke up today to the universe telling me I needed to take a break from journaling and get part of my story on Twitter out to you. To help. To be that positive spark to someone, somewhere out there who needed these words as much as I needed to write them. I’m sharing the peace that I’m currently comfortably sharing. I continue to write in hopes that someday all of this will someday be available for you to read. I appreciate your own personal stories; but, for me, it’s important to stay positive and at arm’s length as I work through this. Having the break from work from December through April gave me a chance for some true introspection. Introspection revealing that some of the things I was doing were absolutely no longer working for me. I got hit HARD with depression combined with drinking and cocaine that had definitely gotten the best of me. I hit an incredibly depressing low in February, realized that things were no longer in my control, gave myself to the universe and sought help in rehab here in Vegas. I covered the story pretty extensively on Twitter this morning; so feel free to check it out there if you are so inclined. I look forward to traveling the world with @ffdp again beginning in April. I have a whole new appreciation for the job of which I’ve been given. I thank them for sticking by me as I went through all I had to go through to finally man up and seek help on my own. I also thank my wife of 17 years. She has silently and bravely dealt with far more than what would have crushed any other woman. Her loyalty, patience, TRUE love and resolve are unmatched by any other woman I’ve ever known. She is strong and has never broken. I am thankful for her far more than any social media post can convey. I look forward to discovering new intent and purpose in this job as I continue this journey forward. Clear and sober. Thanks to any of you who took the time to read this. With any luck, a spark has now been lit in one of you to take that step forward. You can do it.
You can read even more on Twitter.