Music Saved Linkin Park Singer From Childhood Sex Abuse
And Bennington insists the traumatic experiences forced him to express his feelings through writing poems and song lyrics.
The 31-year-old believes forming his first band, Grey Daze, helped save his life.
He says, "It was an awful time. I hated everyone in my family. I felt abandoned by my mom, my dad was not very emotionally stable then, and there was no one I could turn to. The relationship I had with that band was the first time I felt a connection with anybody. From then on, I started getting some confidence back. I also found it a good way to escape the abuse of my past."
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