Altiyan Childs Talks About His Drug Use
The TV WEEK have finally asked the question on everyones lips about whether Altiyan Childs quirky ways are due to illicit drug use.
It appears that he is clean in this area as well as his sex life, whereas previously he revealed he was celibate for seven years. I have to admit I think the article is unclear about whether there was past drug use or is he just talking about his performances on The X Factor. You decide.
The articles states:
“I’m glad someone has finally asked me about drugs because I’ve been accused of taking them ever since I hit the stage,” he says. “I am the cleanest rocker I know. I have never been on stage under any influence and I am very clean and straight in my private life, too. I don’t do drugs – I didn’t even have my first drink until I was 19. I’m anti-drugs; I’m anti- anything that is addictive and brings you down.”
That said, Altiyan 35, admits he finds the constant chatter that he is on drugs “flattering”.
“Most people take drugs to lose their inhibitions, whereas I don’t need them to do that,” he explains. “I have something naturally that most people look for in drugs and I am so grateful that God gave me this electrifying feeling when songs come on and make me comfortable in myself.”
As for the talk that his quirky antics are a publicity stunt, Altiyan insists he doesn’t “know how to manipulate” people.
“I think lies are the greatest poison the world has ever known,” he says.