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Kings Of Leon Bassist Addicted To Cough Syrup

October 21st, 2010 9:43am EDT

Kings of Leon Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill became addicted to cough syrup during the recording of their hit album Only By The Night.

The rocker was prescribed a powerful medicine after he fell sick during their studio sessions, and admits he over-indulged in the drug. Followill reveals he became so dependent on the mixture he had to wean himself off it.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "I had a cough and got some liquid hydrocodone. It was so good. It is very 1800s of us to get addicted to cough syrup. Some trends just keep coming back."

Frontman Caleb admits he was also lost in the mist of addiction during the recording of the 2008 album, after becoming hooked on "pain pills" following shoulder surgery.
 
He adds, "Only By The Night was the most f**ked up (of our albums). That was the party record. I don't remember a lot of it. I had surgery on my shoulder so they gave me pain pills which I kind of got hooked on."

 

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