MINISTRY's Al Jourgensen To Check Into Rehab for Alcohol Addiction
Al Jourgensen is not shy about his drug use…one of Ministry's most famous songs is "Just One Fix" after all, but a few years ago, he kicked hard drugs and only drank alcohol. Now it's time for Uncle Al to lead a sober life. Over the weekend, he announced on his Facebook page that he's entering rehab:
My sobriety will not, and I repeat, not knock off my sarcasm. If anything, it will intensify. I appreciate the support from my brother and family.
[I] kicked dope and crack by myself, but I need help on this one, so all your thoughts and prayers are more than welcome.
The official Ministry band page also commented on the matter:
Dear Ministry Fans ! Uncle Al has made the decision to go to rehab to address his alcohol issues. We were really trying to keep this a private family affair and not a media frenzy; however, your crazy Uncle Al posted about it yesterday on his FB page, so now it's out. Of course we always want to let Ministry fans be the first to know about things, but this got away from us. We hope that you will join us and the entire 13th Planet family in wishing Al the very best and giving him your full support in his journey towards sobriety. We are all very, very proud of him.
Here's hoping that Al's transition into a clean lifestyle will be a smooth one. Ministry released their absolute-final (probably) record in 2013, From Beer to Eternity.