Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz just went to his Facebook page and explained that he suffers from a "severe mental illness," but that he is trying to ween himself off of his medication despite the "vicious withdrawal symptoms."
"I was f**king crazy. I needed meds. I took meds. Now I'm less crazy. I need less meds. I'm stopping meds," the 46-year-old writes.
Duritz admits that he needs medication to keep himself balanced, but has cut his Lithium dosage by half. How's that going? "Not so good."
Lithium is a common mood-stabilizer. "Gotta keep pushing/get off this sh*t," he adds. "Going faster than I should but it still takes too long."
According to Duritz, it's not a drug addiction situation and he's not trying to get sober altogether: "I like drinking. A lot. Sober=not for me."
He did not specifically describe what he suffers from.
Back in 2008, though, Duritz detailed his condition to Men's Health, saying, "I have a form of dissociative disorder that makes the world seem like it’s not real, as if things aren’t taking place. It’s hard to explain, but you feel untethered."
Here's hoping the singer feels better soon.