Austin Carlile Shares Story Of His Alcoholism And Drug Use
Ex Of Mice & Men vocalist Austin Carlile has recently been battling various issues that have stemmed from his Marfans Syndrome that have resulted in him being in and out of hospital for the last month. His condition also resulted in Carlile being airlifted to hopsital in Costa Rica and eventually transferred to a U.S hospital to further his treatment.
Earlier this month, Carlile posted another emotional update on his current health situation via his official Twitter account, as well as announced something special for his fans.
“Spent the past 8 months recovering from last Octobers spinal tears that forced me to leave band… during the past 3 months was receiving a series of 24-34 injections in my spine, hips, & legs every 3 weeks. As well as weekly IV treatments… Was making progress until earlier in June when I began losing feeling & use of my legs… That was what ultimately hospitalized me in Costa Rica, then led me here to Stanford to find out what exactly was going on… Has been tough… but I am tougher. Has been the biggest obstacle to overcome… but God is bigger.”
Following, recently Carlile expressed that fans had actually been unfollowing him due to his faith. Carlile posted the following via twitter:
“I LOSE followers any time I speak about God or His son Jesus, ppl don’t wanna hear it. What I GAIN from knowing Him though… irreplaceable.
& that’s ALL I want to share w anyone who’s willing to read, because there IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT. We ALL will die one day…. then what? I turned my back on Christ @ 17 when He took my Mom. Literally ran out of hospital, threw head & middle fingers in air screaming “F*CK YOU!”
The next 24 hours I tried drugs, drinking, & sex for the first time. In the next week almost went to juvenile correction for breaking &…… entering, grand theft auto, aggravated AND felonious assault… Followed by 10 years of alcoholism, drug use, loads of promiscuous sex & literally running away from God/doing all I could to separate myself from Him. My story is radical, but so is His LOVE, MERCY & FORGIVENESS.
The bible says WHOSOEVER believes/follows shall have everlasting life. WHOSOEVER meaning whoever, anyone, everyone. As you ARE & not having to change to come before Him. HE changes you. A matter of the heart (filling that missing space) & the heart is what He heals & restores x
If God can change/save Saul who literally KILLED Christians for $$$, (later named PAUL & wrote chapter in Bible) He can change YOU & I”