Blur drummer admits to his drug influenced past...

Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has recently admitted that he was a cocaine addict during the heights of Blur's fame in the '90s. The band were renowned for their frequent drug usage, and Rowntree's testimony shines a light on some of his darker moments with the Britpop stars, claiming that the drug 'nearly destroyed' him. Speaking of the beginnings of his problem, he said: "I didn't start using regularly until the '90s, but as my tolerance increased, I used more. I managed to get help before they destroyed my life, and these days I'm active in the recovery community. The key point is that all the way along, I thought my behaviour was normal and it was the rest of the world that had gone mad".


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