Jack White has been the centre of a rumour mill recently as the singer was accused of class A drug use.
The rocker quipped that he had abused heroin in a recent Irish Times interview: “Well, when Brendan gave up alcohol, I started doing heroin, so that delayed things.”
“It’s funny, I’m a big believer that things happen that are supposed to happen — not in any sort of religious or mystical way, but in a ‘human nature’ kind of way.”
“Why didn’t we record an album five years ago? Well, it just wasn’t the right — it wasn’t like we were all in a room together staring at each other, saying ‘What the hell? Why aren’t we recording?’.”
“So at the moment that it does happen, you think ‘This is amazing! It feels perfect.’ Yeah, it would have been nice to do this a few years ago, but I think it’s better that it’s happened now.”
White was, in fact, being sarcastic that he had taken up the drug. He then shared a message offering clarification for his remarks.
The rocker said in a later statement. “I’ve never done heroin or any other illegal drug in my life and anyone close to me could confirm this. If you’d actually read the article in full, you could see that I was joking.”
— Kirk Hammett (@KirkHammett) 30 June 2019
In a follow-up statement, he said: “Also, for a full understanding of the kind of guy I am and where I come from, please try my cold brew beverage — link in bio.” The video he linked to documented the creation of “nature’s cold brew” by mixing dirt and water.
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