Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch quit Korn in 2005 because he had “chosen the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior, and will be dedicating his musical pursuits to that end.” Welch eventually started appearing here and there as a special guest with the band in 2012 and 2013, and eventually rejoined in 2013. However in a recent interview, Welch said he took his beliefs a little too far and “got obsessed with it, just like I was obsessed with the drugs.”
Now in a clarifying Instagram post, Welch said he certainly took things too far but states he is still a Christian and doesn’t regret finding Christ.
“Some have taken my words out of context, but I do have a tendency to ramble without articulating my heart’s intent clear enough, which is typical when a person with A.D.D. tries to juggle the inflow of dozens of thoughts coming in at once. 😁 Let me shed some more light here: I was trying to address my early fanaticism with Christianity.
“Do I regret taking some much needed time away from Korn? Not at all. I enjoyed some of the best years of my life with my daughter, making precious memories with her I wouldn’t have been able to make if I would’ve stayed. But some of the choices I made were reminiscent of a true fanatic: I ripped Jennea out of public school because it was’t a ‘Christian’ school. One day, I left my house with her out of the blue and NEVER returned and I hired someone I barely knew to sell all of our furniture and bring our personal items to AZ; expensive items went missing of course!
“I joined a group of Christians in AZ that ended up resembling a cult and the leader squandered all my money away! And finally, I gave my mom ‘The Book of Christian Martyrs’ and told her that was who I wanted to be! These are only a few of the fanatical decisions I made, and they did damage to Jennea, and still effect her negatively in some ways to this day.
“What I will never regret though, is giving my entire being to Christ and I will share my story until the day I die. Sharing your story of faith is way different than shoving scripture down people’s throats in a heartless way as I was trying to convey in this interview with our old friend Robb.
“Jesus Christ is my whole life’s foundation. When the storms come, AND THEY WILL COME, my life will not crumble because my foundation is very secure. I have found true rest in the depths of my soul. Matthew 11:28; the first scripture that I found–my first scripture tattoo–came true for me in EVERY way. This life I’ve discovered is so real! I’m so glad I’ve never walked away from Christ like many have, AND I NEVER WILL! Take that you overly religious Christian haters 😂🤘”
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