Back in January, Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand sought out treatment for "an alcohol and Xanax dependency”, sidelining him for the band’s Canadian tour. Yesterday the guitarist released a statement thanking fans for their support and discussing his situation.
His statement read: " I hit a personal breaking point and it was imperative that I address it. My high anxiety and desire to feel comfortable in my own skin over the years led to an alcohol and Xanax dependency. That, along with aggression issues, made me feel miserable and I just could not continue to live that way. Thankfully, with the support of my band, family, and friends I was able to come home and seek help. Now, three months later, I’m doing well, but still a work in progress. I want to sincerely thank all of you for your thoughts, prayers, and positive words. It means a lot to me."
Rand will be back with Stone Sour in time for the WMMS 50th Anniversary concert with Ozzy Osbourne at Blossom on September 16th.