This is an old er interview – still- very important. We love Billy Joel, for his music, his songs, his voice and his speaking out how
AA is NOT FOR HIM . Thank you Billy Joel.
Billy Joel’s car smash-ups and trips to rehab are as famous as his songs.
But the Piano Man seeks to clarify many of the sensational headlines that have tarnished his image in a new interview with The New York Times.
Joel, now 64, says Alcoholics Anonymous or the 12-step program never worked for him because he doesn’t believe in them.
Not a drinking problem: Billy Joel reveals his trips to rehab and multiple car crashes stem from depression and not an actual addiction
His trouble with the bottle evolved from his bouts of deep depression stemming from the end of a relationship and the 9/11 terror attacks.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, Joel says that he ‘used booze as medication’ instead of the prescription pill kind.
‘I was kind of in a mental fog and it had nothing to do with the booze,’ Joel tells The New York Times.
‘My mind wasn’t right. I wasn’t focused. I went into a deep, deep depression after 9/11.
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