Reily Beardformer vocalist of Elephantrecently opened up about his dating problems addictions and alcoholism throughout his musical career. The 50-year-old singer said that it all started during his adolescence, as the artist revealed that started drinking when he was only 11 years old.
“I drank everything… (The raw ones) always moral, I didn’t feel the physical ones because at 13 years old I had an alcoholic accident, I drank almost 3/4 of Presidente in a bet with El Chelito and another friend, I whipped against the hood of a car and they had to give me three serums to revive me,” he recalled.
The musician and singer-songwriter made this and other confessions in an interview with Yordi Rosadoto whom he narrated the difficult moments he experienced due to his illness and how his son, Jeronimo Beard Ugaldewas his true pillar to get out of addictions and start his healing process.
And it is that it was the son of the artist, who with less than 15 years took him to a rehab clinica period that was decisive for the life of the singer, who assured that he almost “ended” himself.
“I behaved badly, that is, I almost finished with myself, but I always took care of him (his son) and he took care of me, he took me to internments. When he was 14 years old, he went and put me in the internment”mentioned the artist originally from Chiapas regarding the son he procreated next to the also singer Ana Barbara.
Barba explained that despite the fact that music was always his refuge from problems, he still continues to try to fight to leave past mistakes behind and lead a full life, because for a long time his dependence on alcohol not only led him to hit rock bottom , but also began to affect important aspects of his family life, in addition to his greatest passion: his career as a musician.
“The truth is that I was very afraid of being able to continue writing without drinking, I used to say: ‘if I don’t stop drinking, I don’t stop writing, and when I don’t write it’s because I’m thirsty’, alcohol is very bastard, my brother, alcohol is very seductive”, admitted Barba in the chat with Yordi.
Reyli said that the “strong party” began when success came for him and the members of Elefante, because once they obtained public recognition, the money began to flow. At the same time, the interpreter said he felt that he should take care of everything now that he had enough earnings, so he began to “carry” responsibilities that put pressure on him.
The day he borrowed 100 thousand dollars from Fher Olvera de Maná
In this same conversation with Yordi, Reily recounted a curious anecdote that he lived when Elefante had not yet risen to fame and they met Manna and its vocalist Fher Olverawhom the singer intercepted in an elevator to borrow the incredible amount of 100 thousand dollars.
That day, the group appeared at the Hotel Real del Sur, where the owner of the place had also hired the interpreters of ‘Raying the Sun’ to celebrate his wife’s birthday, so Reily took the opportunity to ask Olvera for the loan.
“The fact is that when I had the chance that Fher was walking alone, he got into the elevator and I said to him: ‘Fher lend me money’, I told him, ‘he needed 100 thousand dollars, lend me 100 thousand dollars…. Lend me to record the album of my band,’” recalled the singer-songwriter.
At that moment, Reily asked him if he had heard them play (Elefante) and the singer answered yes: ‘”you can see they are good, give it a try, I know you are going to get them’ and bye, he lost his rooster,” Barba said. .