Jonathan Davis on Playing After Wife’s Death: ‘Out Here Is My Therapy’
Just one month after his wife Deven tragically passed away, Jonathan Davis took the stage with Korn in San Francisco. During the concert Davis broke down in tears multiple times and while the band played “4U,” the singer stopped and said, “This was my wife’s favorite song. I’m sorry.”
Following Korn’s recent set at the Aftershock Festival, Davis was interviewed by Two Doods Reviews. The interviewer asks Davis about that emotional moment and whether it has been cathartic to return to the stage such a short time after the death of his wife. "It’s what I do, Man. It’s how I deal with things that go on in my life,” Davis offers. “Out here is my therapy – playing for people is my therapy.” Watch the interview above.
Davis’ wife Deven died on Aug. 17 from an overdose of five different drugs: cocaine, heroin, clonazepam, topiramate and fluoxetine.
Days after her death, Davis released the following statement: “Over the past decade, my wife has been very, very sick. She had a very serious mental illness and her addition was a side effect. I loved her with ALL of my being. When she was her true self, she was an amazing wife, amazing mother and amazing friend. Deven had a huge heart, and she would never intentionally hurt her children or anyone she loved.”
The couple married in 2004 and have two children named Pirate and Zeppelin.
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