Pete Wentz: I miss Tupac

Pete Wentz has been reflecting on the death of rapper Tupac Shakur, while also discussing his battle with prescription medication.

Pete Wentz feels “sad” when he thinks about Tupac Shakur.

The Fall Out Boy star took to Twitter a few hours ago to reflect on his admiration for the late American rapper, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996. Pete is a huge fan of the musician and finds it upsetting that he is no longer around.

“Can you believe tupac is dead? Like if I actually think about it, it makes me sad (sic),” he wrote.

Meanwhile, Pete has given a revealing interview to the latest issue of Rolling Stone.

The 33-year-old bassist says his divorce from Ashlee Simpson left him paranoid as he battled a drug addiction.

Pete’s abuse of prescription pills “tapered off” when the couple’s son Bronx was born in 2008, but he suffered a relapse when Fall Out Boy went on hiatus the following year.

“I was probably physically and mentally addicted,” he admitted. “It started from insomnia and anxiety from flying, then it spiralled.”

Pete, who has taken medication for bipolar disorder since he was 18, went into further decline when his marriage to Ashlee fell apart soon after. He struggled to cope when Ashlee filed for divorce in 2011.

“I felt like a loser already,” he admitted. “I’d basically gone from being the guy in Fall Out Boy to being the guy who, like, hangs out all day. I didn’t see how I’d ever come out on the other side. I was scared of everything. I thought there were always people listening to me. Like, I had my house searched for bugs. It was crazy.”

Pete got his life back on track by visiting a therapist. He also credits his four-year-old son Bronx for motivating him to make a fresh start.

“You’re up in the morning, and you have to really be there. It’s not like getting up for a radio interview. In some ways, that was super helpful for my soul,” he explained.

Pete has now found happiness with model Meagan Camper and shares joint custody of Bronx with Ashlee.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Thursday, 09. May 2013