Mikey Way Opens Up About The End Of My Chemical Romance
Ex-My Chemical Romance Bassist Mikey Way has spoken out to Billboard
Way started off by saying that, “The band ended, and I was going through a divorce at the same time. I do the most stressful things in clumps.”
“The way I knew how to deal with that, through life, was to self-medicate, so that’s what I did. The tail end of My Chem[ical romance] was so dark for me — I was in a fog.” He says. “Life caught up with me at that point, and I was getting by. I was in the ocean with the water by my lips. I was trying to stay up and I was failing. I had always self-soothed through narcotics from an early age.”
“When you get out of rehab, especially as much damage as I had done to myself, you’re basically starting over. You’re standing outside of this house that you built, you’re lighting it on fire and you have to start over again.” He continued. “You have to learn how to get back what you had without being high. For me to be me, sober, that was the true journey afterwards. When you get out of rehab, that’s when the real sh*t starts.”
Mikey Way had also noted that “If anything, I thought [My Chemical Romance] were taking a break. I thought, ‘Now is the time because we’re taking a break.'”
“Eventually we all decided it should be more than a break. We initially thought it was going to be a break, then we all did some soul-searching and decided, ‘No, this is definitely the end.'”
My Chemical Romance first broke up in 2013 with the release of their final track titled “Fake Your Death.”
Fans still to this day speculate the return of My Chemical Romance. However, no signs of this happening in the future have yet been shown.
Mikey Way now spends time with his new band Electric Century, which has no doubt helped Way through his hard times.
“I was waiting until my life finally made sense again,” Mikey explained. “I woke up one day last summer and it was like, ‘Yo, there he is!’ I had finally gotten myself back 100 percent.”
You can view “I Lied” by Electric Century below: