U2 Bassist Adam Clayton Speaks at New York City Addiction Recovery Benefit Concert

U2 Bassist Adam Clayton Speaks at New York City Addiction Recovery Benefit Concert

“I’m an alcoholic, addict,” said Adam Clayton at on Monday’s MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert— an organization that, having given over $4.4 million to musicians in need, largely supports those with addiction issues. Clayton spoke after receiving the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award, which honors his commitment to self-recovery and helping others survive and recover from addiction. “But in some ways, that devastating disease is what drove me towards the wonderful life I now have. It’s just, I couldn’t take my friend alcohol. At some point, I had to leave it behind and claim my full potential.”

“I didn’t think you could be in a band and not drink,” he continued. “It is so much a part of our culture. I thought my life would be over.”

He continued to share his story. “I spent so many years feeling different, trying to fit in, being restless, irritable and generally discontent…I tried a lot of different things to calm my inner self…I compared my actions to others…I tread the well-worn path of every abnormal drinker to try and drink like normal people.”

However, with support from talents such as Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen, Clayton was able to begin the road to addiction recovery. “[They] truly supported me before and after I entered recovery and I am unreservedly grateful to their friendship, understanding and support… I’ve never met an alcoholic in recovery that doesn’t believe that this is the best thing they have ever done.”

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