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Shifty Binzer: ‘I Started Smoking Herb When I Was Eight’

Earlier this month on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab, Seth “Shifty” Binzer fled the Sober House before downing a handful of Xanax and a bottle of Jack Daniels—and waking up in the emergency room thinking he’d had a heart attack.

While the Crazy Town frontman was missing, pal—and fellow rehabber—Andy Dick lamented, “He’s gonna be dead. I don’t want him to die.”

“I was angry at the world,” Shifty (above) tells us of his snorting days.

“I was angry at the world,” Shifty (above) tells us of his snorting days.

But this week on World Talk Live! Shifty tells host Brett Cohen exactly what went down that evening.

“I woke up with all these little things on my chest, ‘cause I’d passed out. So when I saw [them], I called the house and I was like, ‘I don’t know what happened to me. I think I had like cardiac arrest. But it was really just because I was dehydrated, and the cords were to check my heart rate,” he says.

“I was just partying really hard and then I took all this ecstasy and I wanted to go back to the house and I was like, If I don’t take a bunch of pills, I’m never going to go to sleep. So I went to this girl’s house that I knew, because she’s a crazy pill-popper, and then I took the pills,” he adds.

Shifty also recounts how he came to be an addict.

“My dad worked around a lot of bands and he designed album covers. He was a cocaine addict, so I guess I was influenced by him,” he says.

“I started smoking herb when I was like eight or nine, ‘cause I’d steal it from my dad. I remember taking it and rolling really bad joints in the bushes with my friends. But I was always like, I’m never gonna do cocaine. It makes my dad and my mom fight. I was like, f— cocaine.

“And then I was with my best friend when I was 18 years old and—it was DJ AM’s birthday and we all went hiking and [another friend] fell off a cliff and died and I was like, God, how could you just take someone that quick?

“So we went out and got f—– up that night. That was the first time I did cocaine.”

To hear Shifty’s full interview, click here.

Shifty Binzer from Crazy Town and VH1’s Celebrity Rehab

EDITOR’S NOTE: Shifty Binzer returned to BlogTalkRadio on Feb. 25, 2009 for a live interview with World Talk Live! host Brett Cohen. To hear what the Crazy Town frontman had to say, click here.

Seth “Shifty” Binzer, the lead singer from Crazytown who wrote and sang the smash hits “Butterfly” and “Starry Eyed Surprise,” will join Jeremy Scott’s 168 Hours of TV today.

Shifty Shifty joins Jeremy Scott today at 6pm ET to give us the scoop on VH1’s new show, “Celebrity Rehab,” which premieres this Thursday.

“Celebrity Rehab” is the first television series to chronicle the dramatic, unscripted real life experiences of a group of actual celebrities as they make the life-changing decision to enter themselves into a drug, alcohol and addiction treatment program with the sincere desire to achieve true rehabilitation and recovery. This compelling true account of addiction, healing, and redemption is being supervised with great compassion and insight by renowned addiction and recovery expert Dr. Drew Pinsky, Medical Director of the Department of Chemical Dependency Services at Southern California’s Las Encinas Hospital, and host of the long-running radio and television advice series LOVELINE”.

Also, on the show, American Gladiators and the return of Letterman, Leno, Kimmel, Conan and Ferguson to late-night television – without their writers. Join the conversation tonight via chat and phone to air your thoughts.

Shifty Binzer from Crazy Town and VH1's Celebrity Rehab

EDITOR’S NOTE: Shifty Binzer returned to BlogTalkRadio on Feb. 25, 2009 for a live interview with World Talk Live! host Brett Cohen. To hear what the Crazy Town frontman had to say, click here.

Seth “Shifty” Binzer, the lead singer from Crazytown who wrote and sang the smash hits “Butterfly” and “Starry Eyed Surprise,” will join Jeremy Scott’s 168 Hours of TV today.

Shifty Shifty joins Jeremy Scott today at 6pm ET to give us the scoop on VH1’s new show, “Celebrity Rehab,” which premieres this Thursday.

“Celebrity Rehab” is the first television series to chronicle the dramatic, unscripted real life experiences of a group of actual celebrities as they make the life-changing decision to enter themselves into a drug, alcohol and addiction treatment program with the sincere desire to achieve true rehabilitation and recovery. This compelling true account of addiction, healing, and redemption is being supervised with great compassion and insight by renowned addiction and recovery expert Dr. Drew Pinsky, Medical Director of the Department of Chemical Dependency Services at Southern California’s Las Encinas Hospital, and host of the long-running radio and television advice series LOVELINE”.

Also, on the show, American Gladiators and the return of Letterman, Leno, Kimmel, Conan and Ferguson to late-night television – without their writers. Join the conversation tonight via chat and phone to air your thoughts.