The SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE star, who was often too timid to communicate, believes he became addicted to the adrenaline rush.
Michael says, "Basically, I became an adrenaline junkie. And that's a much stronger drug than heroin. I loved it, but it had a debilitating effect on me away from music.
"I found it impossible to engage with anybody, even friends and family. I'd be sitting with them in a restaurant after a show, but I'd be distant and disengaged.
"The adrenaline was still pumping through me, and all I could think about was how to get my next fix."11/11/2003 21:03