In 2005, Korn founding member Brian “Head” Welch found himself in a very dark place. Having been run down by touring, and struggling with addiction, depression, and suicidal thoughts he decided to get help. After re-joining the group in 2013 and staying healthy since then, he is now looking to help those who are also seeking it.
On Wednesday, the 49-year-old launched Zivel, a performance and recovery suite “in the interest of helping people function at their best.” The facility was created with the constant fatigue touring musicians experience in mind, and will heavily focus “on physical, mental, and emotional well-being,” according to their statement. There are already two locations in Bakersfield, California, and Nashville, Tennessee, with more to come.
“I consider myself extremely blessed to have been made whole — body, mind, and spirit — and I’ve devoted my life to help others find the healing they deserve,” Welch said about his new venture. “The most exciting thing for me about Zivel is that our services can help revitalize every part of a person’s life — body, mind, and spirit — which again, is what I feel is my life’s purpose.”
Korn just announced a big summer tour with Faith No More, beginning August 7th in Denver.
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