I have a theory because I was being beaten up a lot by people outside of school, it was almost like if I could make myself sick enough they'd take sympathy on me.
I have never had a social life, don't ever want one because it's boring. I'm just not very good with people, and you meet people every night who expect you to be this rock star with these developed social skills, which I don't have.
I know if I don't tour people will forget the record and you run a high risk of the record failing.
I'm always active in trying to educate people when it comes to eating animal products, testing on animals, and the health benefits of being vegan, although I'm probably not the best person to be talking about the latter at the moment.
It makes it hard to get over a certain period of your life when you are constantly revisiting it every night.
There was three or four years of my life where I hated myself and you know, would have quite happily ended it.
I am very scared of being outside my home for long periods of time.
I think I definitely got scared by the second or third time a doctor told me I was dying.
I wrote... Neon Ballroom in that time where I hated music, really everything about it, I hated it.
I'm lucky the arthritis happened at the time that it did because of the record.
We never considered ourselves to be a good band or anything, we just thought we were playing for fun and we wanted to play music that sounded like Black Sabbath or Soundgarden or the music we were into at that time.
I start sweating and shaking and having panic attacks if I am not at home.
I had to try and find a way to express happiness without sounding corny.
There's an inherent thing in me where, if things are going too smooth, I'll sabotage the hell out of them, just to make the music more of a sanctuary.
I try to stay positive by focusing on how much I'll appreciate my health if I get better.