Throughout his career, Five Finger Death Punch vocalist Ivan Moody has been open about his own struggles with addiction. Now, the singer says he wants to take active steps to helping others with their own issues — by turning his homes into recovery centers.
In a new video posted to his Instagram, and transcribed below by Loudwire, Ivan makes a series of claims about what he’s looking forward to in 2020, among them his plans to transform his homes in Las Vegas and Colorado into recovery centers.
“I’m going to take my Vegas home and I’m going to do my best to turn it into a possible home for young women fighting in recovery, probably from the ages of about 18 to 40 depending,” says Ivan. “I’m not going to get into too many details but that is 1. The second part of that is I am also going to do the same thing back in Colorado except for young men. Same age group.”
“It’s one thing to go to meetings and it’s another thing to be active and give back because that is what recovery is all about,” adds the vocalist. “It’s giving to someone else in place of the ones who gave to me.”
In the caption for the video, Moody goes on to imply that these next steps in 2021 are the culmination of his life up until this point.
“Everything I’ve done in my life has added up to THIS. It’s time to GIVE – Not monetarily. Mentally, physically and spiritually. It’s time to utilize ALL of the tools I’ve acquired throughout ‘my time.’ This FEELS right. That’s how I KNOW it’s the best ‘thing’ to do, and the correct path to take.” Ivan also added the hashtags, “#itstartswithme, #iammybrotherskeeper and #familyisntalwaysblood.”
How Ivan’s plans to open these recovery centers will manifest, we’ll have to see for ourselves. In the meantime, we commend Moody on deciding to give back to those who are going through similar circumstances as he was once forced to overcome.
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Words by Chris Krovatin