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In a note posted to Instagram yesterday, DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith announced that he has checked himself into “long-haul inpatient treatment” for substance abuse. “So i guess now is the time for me to stop kidding myself, and everybody else,” the note begins. “I’ve taken this road way past the point of sanity and fucked with way too many people. See you all on the other side, I love you forever, you know who yous are.”
Last year, DIIV was forced to cancel their European tour due to an “urgent health issue.” It’s unclear if the two incidents are related, but Smith has struggled with drug use in the past. In 2013 he spent some time in rehab after he was found with heroin while driving with his girlfriend, Sky Ferreira, in upstate New York. DIIV’s last album, 2016’s Is the Is Are, addresses the singer’s recovery from heroin addiction.
Read Smith’s full Instagram note below.
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so i guess now is the time for me to stop kidding myself, and everybody else. checking in now for a long-haul inpatient treatment… i've taken this road way past the point of sanity and fucked with way too many people. see you all on the other side, i love you forever, you know who yous are. thanks to bailey and ed and dani and will and amanda and my mom. sorry.