In His Own Words: Peter Hook on what Ian Curtis went through

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“It’s very difficult for some people to understand what Ian went through without going through it themselves, but the idea of encouraging people to talk as soon as possible and not be embarrassed or ashamed is the most important message”


“He was married at 19, he had a baby and a mortgage almost straight away. How many kids at 19 can boast that at this day and age? He was married at 19, with a baby, a mortgage and a full-time job, then he got into punk and formed a band. Then he got epilepsy.

“When you start looking at the burdens he was carrying back then, it’s no wonder that they dragged him down. Back then the treatment for epilepsy was almost barbaric. The tablets he was taking were analyzed in 2014 by modern-day experts and they said that they were guaranteed to kill him.”


“The hardest thing in the world is knowing what people are going through. I’m an alcoholic and a drug addict, and coming to terms with something like that helps you understand it more. It’s very difficult for some people to understand what Ian went through without going through it themselves, but the idea of encouraging people to talk as soon as possible and not be embarrassed or ashamed is the most important message to get through to anyone: seek help.”

 

PETER HOOK

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CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) / The Epilepsy Foundation

Ian Curtis 1956 – 1980

The quotes were gleaned from the Andrew Trendell article for NME.

 

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