GERARD WAY Says Forming MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Helped Him Overcome PTSD
Gerard Way has come out to reveal that forming My Chemical Romance was pivotal in helping him overcome PTSD.
In a recent Comic-Con appearance in Los Angeles, the MCR frontman and The Umbrella Academy creator said kickstarting the band became a form of therapy for him following the September 11, 2001 attacks. "So 9/11 happens, and I pick up the guitar again and I write "Skylines And Turnstiles" and then I called Otter (drummer Matt Pellissier) and then I called Ray (Toro, guitarist), and we got Mikey (Way, bassist) in – and we just started building this momentum."
The Warner Archives | No. 3 pic.twitter.com/SGykdyCzp9— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) September 22, 2016
"It became my therapy from the PTSD that everyone had experienced from 9/11, and processing that," Gerard continued. Check out his full LACC panel here:
A My Chemical Romance reunion has been rumored for months now following Joe Jonas' claims that he heard the band rehearsing in a New York studio next to them. But both Gerard and ex-guitarist Frank Iero have shut it down.