Flume reveals he was on the same path as Avicii

Flume has recently opened up about using alcohol to self-medicate and revealed that he was heading down the same path as the late Avicii in an interview.

Appearing on the My Friend Podcast, Flume said: ‘I mean I used a lot of alcohol. Like, when performing, I would drink to calm nerves. I would drink to make it bearable, which sounds crazy but really it’s the truth. I’m just not a performer and I’ve definitely used alcohol to feel comfortable on stage in front of people.’

Flume added that mental health concerns combined with substance abuse could have seen him head towards the same fate as Avicii, who tragically took his own life in 2018.

He said: ‘I think people like Avicii and things, are literally the same as me. And he died because he was medicating himself just like I was, with alcohol, drugs, whatever. He wasn’t happy.’