Wavves' Nathan Williams Opens Up About Past Heroin Use

"It's not cool it's disgusting. Everyone I used to use with is dead or in jail"
Wavves' Nathan Williams Opens Up About Past Heroin Use
Next Monday (June 12), Wavves frontman Nathan Williams will appear on Viceland's The Therapist, a program in which Dr. Siri Sat Sam Singh encourages musicians from all genres to open up outside of their public personas. Part of Williams' episode will see him discuss past substance abuse, and the vocalist/guitarist took to Twitter today to provide further context.

In sharing his episode's trailer, Williams wrote that he was anxious about the show going to air, adding that it was the first time he had discussed his past heroin use. "Its honest and [with] that comes vulnerability," he wrote.

"Its not a secret by any means that I used to bang dope (anyone in San Diego knows this)," Williams continued. "But I never talk about it [because] I didn't want to glamorize heroin use. It's not cool it's disgusting. Everyone I used to use with is dead or in jail."

Williams then told a story of how a friend from his days of using came to a Wavves show in Seattle, adding that his first words to the frontman were, "wow, you're still alive." 

"It wasn't even a malicious thing, it was a genuine statement and trust: that sentiment is not lost on me," Williams wrote. "It's a tight rope using the way we did and I got out lucky. The majority of us did not and I guess that's where my anxiety lies bringing up these issues."

Wavves are set to put a wrap on touring in support of You're Welcome in Portland tonight (June 6). Find Williams' tweets below.