Pete Wentz has long been infamous for his overshares. Like talking about his sex life with wife Ashlee Simpson and giving waaaaaay more details than we needed. But his overshares have also been very frank and honest at times, like when he’s talked about his battles with bipolar disorder and his suicide attempt.
Pete’s still talking, though it’s not quite overshare territory. He had a lengthy interview with the Daily Mail in which he said he’s afraid of being murdered – and his worst nightmare is Johnny Depp joining his band.
I refuse to answer my front door because I’m convinced someone is going to murder me.
I used to think that some day I’d end up murdering a close friend or relative. Now it’s reversed and I’m convinced it’s going to happen to me. That’s the way I’m going out, I’m completely sure of it. So I refuse to answer the front door – it greatly minimises that risk.
I never want to hear Jeff Buckley’s ‘Hallelujah’ again – it was playing when I overdosed in 2005.
It’s a hard song for me to listen to now, because it brings the moment back so vividly. It’s become such a popular song that it’s always on at parties these days, and I have to leave the room.
While I’ll always be bipolar, I find it easier to deal with now.
I remember being extremely happy at the age of four. I went to visit an aunt in Switzerland and remember feeling ecstatic the entire summer. But now is even better. With marriage and fatherhood, I’ve finally found two fixed points in my life. They’ve taught me patience. They’ve also taught me that I don’t need to feel guilty about being happy. My emotional seasons are less extreme.
My recurring nightmare is finding that Johnny Depp has joined our band.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the guy’s work. But imagine being in a band with someone who’s a million times better-looking and charming than yourself. I wouldn’t stand a chance. Same goes for Barack Obama. How could I say no if he wanted to join the band? Maybe he could do some dancing at the side of the stage. That would be cool.
[From the Daily Mail]
So here’s the thing with murderers: they ring the front doorbell a lot less than you’d think. Really, they have deplorable manners that way. So I’m guessing if Pete’s really afraid of being murdered, he should probably focus on general home security more than avoiding the door. Just a thought.
It’s good to hear that Pete’s finding his mental health a little more stable these days. It makes sense to me that having a family and people who rely on him could give him a greater feeling of responsibility, and that might be a nice feeling. He knows he matters deeply to those two people. And no matter what, you’ve got to try to stay on an even keel for the sake of your kid.
Interestingly, though I would admit that Johnny Depp is more attractive than Pete, they’ve both been known to rock the guyliner. Which I find strangely hot. Maybe that’s why Pete does it.
Here’s Pete Wentz with Fall Out Boy arriving to perform a special invitation-only concert aboard HMAS Tobruk at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney, Australia on February 22nd. Images thanks to WENN.com.