The singer, who was recently forced off the road with voice problems, tells Classic Rock's sister title Metal Hammer: "I went to Sausalito to hang myself. I was in a fucking place, man. The booze, my lifestyle, this woman I'd been with since I was 16 – I've never been that fucking broken. I was seriously going to finish it."
He reveals he'd had a drink problem for over a decade, and faced the end of his relationship with spouse Kelly which had lasted twice as long. "There was a point where she wanted to experience life without me," he reflects. "That was the moment I feared in life the most."