Gerard Way - Gerard Way Warns Bands Off Michael Jackson Lifestyle

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Rocker Gerard Way is glad he turned his back on his drug-fuelled lifestyle as he fears he would have suffered the same fate as Michael Jackson.
The My Chemical Romance star admits he and his bassist brother Mikey had a "really bad drug problem" during the band's early years, using medication to help "switch off" from the pressures of life on the road.
They both eventually quit after getting a "wake-up call" when several friends died - and they are adamant many current bands are dicing with death by adopting a Jackson-style dependency on painkillers.
Mikey tells Kerrang! magazine, "It was a means to an end: it was a way of getting from city to city. You had to build yourself up and then shut yourself off again. We got into a bad routine. I missed home and I was petrified to play, so I would get intoxicated. Then I had to find a way to wind down, so I'd take something to make that happen. Sometimes the drugs were like installing a shut-off switch in the back of my neck."
Gerard adds, "The crazy thing is that it's the same thing that killed Michael Jackson: he had to be put to sleep by one drug, then he had to be woken up by another. That's what everyone in bands is doing; they're just doing a cheaper, low-level version of it."


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MICHAEL JACKSON did not have this problem!! why does the media like to start something??? MJ IS NOT A DRUG ADDICT!!! try using KIRK COBAIN FOR JUST ONE EXAMPLE!!! if MJ is dead he was killed by Dr CONRAD MURRAY and the moneymakers behind him!!!!!!!!
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Michael Jackson, they are still saying all sorts of negative things about you, but I say, continue to rest in the peace that you deserve.
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Who the F..K is gerard way?A BULL SHIT!
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To Mr Gerard Way, Michael Jackson did not have a dependency on painkillers. He did seek rehabilitation for this very dependency back in 1993 but that is the only documented information. To assume he continued to live with that dependency is misinformed and unfounded.Michael Jackson’s tragic death was as a direct result of an incompetent doctor who administered a drug outside of a normal hospital setting without proper medical equipment or staff as back-up. This same doctor also left his one and only patient alone and unmonitored to attend to personal business and when he discovered that this patient entrusted to his care was in difficulty, he didn’t know how to perform CPR correctly (worse, given he is a cardiologist), panicked and then tried to cover his tracks and skipped off before the police eventually caught up with him.My advice to anyone would be not to get involved with a healthcare professional, who doesn’t give you more than a fleeting thought when his own personal life has more value than your well-being. That’s dicing with death.I applaud you for quitting your drug-fuelled lifestyle. I hope your example benefits many of your colleagues who find themselves in that same terrible situation.
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I'm so tired of hearing about all these people coming out of the wood work, about how Micheal was this and he was that.He was murdered its as simple as that. He wasn't making them money so they killed him. This whole trial is a scam
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Why do I get the feeling that Gerard Way is just another celebrity using the name of of Michael Jackson just to get a little bit of attention for himself?
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I like both MJ and My Chemical Romance, and all of you MJ fans being penis's need to get a gripat least Gerard has a nose
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I agree and applaud Sera & Nikki Allygator nicely put. THANK YOU!!
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Agreed with zen2580, MJ's not a drug addict.He got a problem in sleeping,a chronic insomnia that's why he's always depending to propofol to help(which is wrong) him to sleep.He's not doing drugs just to be high.
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Why did people still want to twist Michael Jackson's story 2 years after the man had passed. He did not die for drug abuse. There was no other drug in his system except for those prescripted by the doctor who did not practice properply. No matter how long it takes for the truth to be exposed, the man deserved to be fairly treated likes anyone of us. It's a huge disgraceful to put dirt on one who can no longer defense himself. Please get a life and let him rest in peace.
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