Sticky Fingers Vocalist Explains Hiatus: “I Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Schizophrenia”

5 December 2016 | 7:18 pm | Staff Writer

“I hope to one day make amends for my actions."

Sticky Fingers @ Enmore Theatre. Pic by Hayden Nixon

Sticky Fingers @ Enmore Theatre. Pic by Hayden Nixon

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Earlier today, Sydney rockers Sticky Fingers announced they would be taking an "indefinite hiatus" to deal with issues within the band, with vocalist Dylan Frost elaborating on the "internal issues" via the band’s Facebook.

After being the focal point of much controversy over the years, Frost has stated his “behaviour for a large part has been unacceptable” and the reason for downtime with the band is so he can address “alcohol addiction and mental health issues”

“I’m writing here and now with a heavy heart admitting this, and wish I had faced my issues earlier,” Frost said.

“I have been dealing with alcohol addiction and mental health issues. Last year I was diagnosed with bipolar schizophrenia and have struggled to deal with that. This is not an excuse, but it hopefully means I can get better.”

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On numerous occasions, Frost has made headlines for his behaviour, from being ejected from shows to denying allegations he made racist taunts towards an indigenous band.

“I am realising now a lot of people around me have been hurt by my behaviour and for that I am incredibly sorry. I have not sought to target individuals or groups. All people around me have been affected by my behaviour during these episodes.

“I hope to one day make amends for my actions."

Frost will attend rehabilitation and therapy in the coming weeks.