Brian molko is dating dating a woman with depression
I had a responsibility to myself as well as to my fans and bandmates.
I realised that, to throw it all away, would be pretty f***ing stupid." The androgynous star - best known for the hit Nancy Boy - has become one of pop's most unlikely sex symbols.
"But I spent a lot of time in Dundee when I was young, at my gran's house in the summers.
I always enjoyed drugs, but I started to realise that I wasn't immortal, that I had to stop before it was too late.
"It was less a lifestyle and more a physical imperative.
He added: "I was the guy who didn't have a girlfriend and couldn't get a close relationship at college, so that came as a big surprise to me. I was a social outcast and I suppose that was the beginning of my outsider complex. But if you strap a guitar on anyone and throw them onstage, people will want to sleep with them. So I'm not special in any way." Placebo are back this week with a new album, Sleeping With Ghosts, which has already spawned the Top 20 hit Bitter End.
They'll be showcasing the songs when they play Glasgow's Barrowland on April 7, and the Caird Hall, Dundee, two nights later for what will be a welcome homecoming for the singer.
"My bravado and arrogance was masking a great deal of insecurity.
Byline: John Dingwall PLACEBO frontman Brian Molko's wildman image was a booze and drug- addled front for his own insecurities, the Scots-American singer has revealed.
Brian, who has a reputation for throwing tantrums and attacking autograph-hunting fans, struggled to overcome his addictions because he feared it would spell the end of the group.
He admitted: "I'm a weirdo magnet but I'm handling it better than I used to.
"I would get over-emotional and shout at fans for invading my personal space. "I used to fly off the handle in everyday life but I'm a little calmer now.
"My mum is from Dundee and still lives in the city," Brian said.