In the latest issue of Alternative Press, they sat down with Falling In Reverse’s Ronnie Radke. Naturally, I had to get my hands on that. As I was reading the five page article, I became slightly disturbed by something Ronnie Radke states.
After stating that he deserved to go to jail, he went on to explain. “Not because of the crime I was charged with, but because of the things I did to the people while on drugs.” He most definitely did not deserve to go to jail! He did not do anything wrong, he was simply wrongly accused. That is not his fault.
Ronnie Radke, while he did not deserve his imprisonment, has become a better person because of it. I feel those two years of confinement changed him for the better. He’s grown up a lot. I, personally, have never met Ronnie, but interviews say a lot about a person. You watch interviews from 2006 or 2007, and then watch one from early 2011 to present day, there’s a huge difference.
Not to insult Ronnie, but he used to seem to be somewhat of an asshole who was too caught up in his drug addictions to really care about anyone or anything else. Now, he seems to genuinely care about himself, his friends, his fans, his music, and just life in general. His heart and mind are no longer
clouded by drugs, and I for one, am highly impressed with him. He’s made the best out of a terrible situation, and came out stronger because of it.
A lot of people who were wrongly accused and forced to give up heroine and other highly addictive drugs just crash back into the addiction wall with even more force than ever before as soon as they get the option again. He did the exact opposite of that and now keeps his distance from drugs and
alcohol, and those who do them. Good for him!
I find Ronnie to be a surprisingly good role model. He’s been through hell, and while in jail, saw some things you can never forget witnessing, but yet he still goes on as normally as he can. More people need to realize how far Ronnie has come. He deserves some serious respect. I hope one day he receives
Ronnie Radke: A very admirable rock star on so many levels.
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