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 f—-ing place, man.
“The booze, my lifestyle, this woman I’d been with since I was 16 – I’ve never been that f—ing broken. I was seriously going to finish it.”
Shaddix continues: “Suicide – that’s the most selfish act. I decided I had to endure the pain I was going through. I f—ng wrote a song instead.”
It took him a while to allow Papa Roach to take his lyrics and work up the track Before I Die, which appears on the band’s seventh studio album, The Connection.
The Connection is released on October 1, with a European tour beginning in November.
We are SO glad you stuck with us Jacoby!