KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: 'The Indwelling Christ Came And Changed Everything For Me'

KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: 'The Indwelling Christ Came And Changed Everything For Me'

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch spoke to "Fox News @ Night With Shannon Bream" about "Loud Krazy Love", the recently released Showtime documentary which documents the musician's struggles with addiction and his turbulent relationship with daughter Jennea.

Asked how how the band's excessive lifestyle, fueled by drugs and alcohol, drove him to addiction and pushed him to quit the lineup in 2005 to focus on raising Jennea, Welch said (see video below): "Words can't express how lost I was — being a multi-millionaire and not being able to find the meaning of life. My spiritual life was everything for me. I didn't like the religious aspect of Christianity and hearing all about it, but the indwelling Christ came and changed everything for me. And it was the best thing that ever happened to me since I was born."

He added: "I was just done. I had this dream when I was a kid. And it didn't involve drugs and just treating women like objects and all this stuff year after year. And it starts to wear on your soul and your emotions. And the touring lifestyle is not easy, so I was ready for a change. In my own mind, I couldn't walk away, though, but when I found my spiritual life, it gave me the courage to do something for my daughter, who was six years old at the time. She deserved it."

Welch left KORN in early 2005, at the same time announcing that he kicked his addictions to drugs and alcohol by becoming a born-again Christian. He rejoined the band in 2013.

The guitarist told The Christian Post that he understood the criticism he received from some members of the Christian community for returning to the group.

"I followed God right back into KORN, and He's there and I'm not separated from them or the fans any longer," Welch said. "He says in the Bible He's going to restore all things. God is so good that He's restored me in that way… He gives you glimpses of that by restoring your life. He restored me in a way that's unique to me."

Welch and KORN bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu had highly public, though separate, conversion experiences, both of which were greeted with a certain amount of skepticism.

Welch rejoined KORN for a handful of live performances in 2012 before officially becoming part of the lineup again six years ago.

KORN's latest album, 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering", marked the second disc since Welch's return.


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