My son Everly changed my life. Our relationship makes me forgive my father…
Says Anthony Kiedis
He says: “Every day since has been a battle to stay clean, but my son makes me thankful that I am. I feel very lucky.”
And the star says his lad – named after one of his favourite bands, The Everly Brothers – also impacted positively on the Chili Peppers’ latest album, I’m With You.
He says: “Having Everly has changed my life. You can hear the new energy I have, we have, on the new album.”
Becoming a father has meant Anthony has reflected on his relationship with his own dad, actor and Hollywood drug dealer Blackie Dammett, born John Kiedis.
Not your average father, Blackie supplied drugs to and partied with rock stars including Led Zeppelin and The Who’s Keith Moon, movie icons and other celebrities, exposing Anthony to sex and drugs from a young age.
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