My homeskillet Lanie is a huge HUGE huge Counting Crows fan, so this is for her.
Lead singer and object of Lanie's affection, Adam Duritz, has been touring the world and selling out shows to adoring fans for a very long time. He wows his audiences with heart felt lyrics and raw talent and puts himself out there for all to see. But something he has kept under wraps, until now, is his battle with severe depression.
In a new article in People Magazine
, he opens up and explains what he's been going through.
'I've been dealing with mental illness,' Duritz, 43, says. 'But I didn't want to say anything for a long time. I went crazy. It was scary.'
After years of not knowing exactly what was wrong with him, he recently found a doctor who diagnosed him with a disassociative disorder, which can distort reality for those who have it.
'Being crazy is bad," he says. 'It's scary when the world isn't real to you. You come untethered. Everything seems imaginary. You look around the room and nothing seems real. You don't feel pain. I stopped letting myself feel.'
Read all about it here
, plus lots of info on the upcoming double album, "Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings" which was inspired from his ups and downs during this painful time.