(in Iltaleti Magazine – Dec.31,09)

Since Ville Valo quit drinking, the only interest he has left is music.

HIM frontman Ville Valo, 33, is a changed man. The nights and days spent with dozens of pints of beer seem far away. Sobriety has also shrunk his circle of friends. Only true friends have remained.

- Let’s say that I’ve deleted 190 phone numbers out of 200 from my cell phone, Valo admits.

He regards coolly Jackass star Bam Margera’s concern that Valo has become a total hermit.

It is true though that Ville is not seen in bars anymore. He’s not afraid of falling off the wagon; the reason is that you’re not allowed to smoke freely in bars anymore.

- I have to fool around in my own fantasy worlds, and I can do that just fine in Munkkiniemi, Ville grins.

Ville Valo hasn’t always been in such a good shape as now. Playing with alcohol got out of hand a few years ago, and the rock star, who confesses to being a workaholic, didn’t have time to take a vacation in ten years. The decision to go to rehab at Promises in Malibu in the spring of 2007 changed the direction of Ville’s life.

- It was a kind of a breather. No cell phone, the sun was shining a bit, and I was locked up so that I couldn’t do anything naughty. It was a pretty pleasant prison and a very expensive one, he laughs….

Read full translation by sineresi here


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2 Comments(+Add)

1   Kelly
January 4th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Is that the Whole article Translated, that is crazy, though there would be more then that


2   himlibrary    
January 4th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

The full translation is posted here:


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