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On the green side of the grass

Glenn Hughes; photo: Joe Lester, image courtesy of Frontiers RecordsGlenn Hughes visited the University of North Dakota this past weekend to lecture the students on the subject that he knows all too well — drug addiction. Student newspaper reports:

Whether a recovering alcoholic or a young at-risk student, Hughes has made it his mission to do what he can to intercept those at risk before substantial issues begin to arise. The wisdom he has gained through his 65 years is something Hughes believes he did not have at a younger age and a quality many others could benefit from.

“My message to you all is that I hope you can hear what I’m saying and I hope you can understand that what I did helped nobody,” Hughes said. “I’ve watched my friends struggle with the same disease and lost too many of them along the way.”

“I don’t remember anything about the ‘80s. I remember absolutely nothing. It’s all just a blur.”

“There are two types of people on this planet: alcoholics and non-alcoholics. There is no in between … it is a terrible disease that needs to be treated.”

“Without guidance from above and without the channel that I’m given to give back to you, I don’t know where’d I’d be today. I am so supremely grateful to be on the green side of the grass to come from a loving family and one that was willing to be so supportive.”

Thanks to BraveWords and The Dakota Student for the info.

12 Comments to “On the green side of the grass”:

  1. 1
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Good on you Glenn, this is a very respectable & decent thing to do. More power to you!.

  2. 2
    Yvonne says:

    HiHiHi! “Uncle Glenn” …is best known for his performances of “Smoke on the Water”…


  3. 3
    Yvonne says:

    And here is the proof


  4. 4
    Adel says:

    I understand every fucking word he saying. I got absolutely nothing from drinking and smoking heavily. It’s a fucking ugly history of any reformed addict. Well done Glenn and keep on inspiring others.

  5. 5
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @3 Yvonne, absolutely luv it!… thanks very much. Smiles to ya.

  6. 6
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Best known for his performance of SOTW? Now I have read it all…..

  7. 7
    NWO says:

    WTF is that??!!!

  8. 8
    nupsi59 says:

    German Punkrock band “Die Toten Hosen” did a song called “Kein Alkohol ist auch keine Lösung” (No alcohol is also no solution)

    Have a nice Day!

  9. 9
    Rock Voorne says:

    I wrote that reporter(sic) an education in who Glenn was and is 🙂

  10. 10
    Yvonne says:

    @ nupsi59 – have a nice drink! ;)))

  11. 11
    stoffer says:

    glad to see he’s trying to help others…but its time to let go of the Purple coattails..Dontcha think??

  12. 12
    nupsi59 says:

    @ 10 Yvonne: Thanks! (I like my Krombacher Pils)

    Have a nice Day!

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