Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch is hitting back at critics who say he's merely replaced his addiction to drugs with an addiction to religion.
Welch has frequently talked about his conversion to Christianity in the midst of his life of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll (you can read his interviews with The Christian Post here, here and here). In a seven-minute video he uploaded to his YouTube channel on Saturday, Welch detailed the moment he became born again in 2005 and the tangible experiences he's had with the Holy Spirit that surpass any earthly high.
"Over the years, I've had many annoying people tell me, 'You just changed your addiction from drugs to an addiction to your religion.' So let me break it down for you. When you do drugs - a substance like cocaine, for instance - it goes in your nose to the brain, affects the dopamine in your brain, comes down through your body and makes you feel this euphoria or this pleasure and this high. That's a ... way to get high or feel pleasure or a euphoria like that," Welch said.
Welch spoke honestly about his struggles with addiction and chaotic life before he encountered God.
"There's a supernatural way that you can feel that euphoria and that high and that pleasure, and that comes from the Spirit," Welch continued.