Daniel Johns hits back at trolls saying he’s ‘never done anything’ outside Silverchair

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Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns hits back at trolls saying he’s ‘never done anything’ outside of the band

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Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has hit back at trolls criticising his success as a solo artist.

The singer, 42, responded to cruel messages saying he’s ‘never done anything’ outside the band.

He shared a post on Instagram titled: ‘But what has he ever done outside of Silverchair?’

Hitting back: Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns (pictured) hit back at trolls saying he's 'never done anything' outside the band

Hitting back: Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns (pictured) hit back at trolls saying he’s ‘never done anything’ outside the band

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Daniel’s successes were then listed – including an Emmy for his animated children’s TV series Beatbugs, an Aria for his solo album FutureNever and an MTV Award for Video of the Year for his rock band The Dissociatives.

‘Forgot anything? Just a lil bit,’ he wrote across the post.

Daniel recently released his new solo album FutureNever on April 22, the same day he exited rehab.

He revealed on March 29 he had checked himself into a rehab facility after using alcohol to help deal with his anxiety, depression and PTSD.

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Response: The singer, 42, shared a post to Instagram, responding to cruel messages saying he's 'never done anything' outside the band

Response: The singer, 42, shared a post to Instagram, responding to cruel messages criticising his success as a solo artist

‘As you know, my mental health is a work in progress. I have good days and bad days but it’s something I always have to manage,’ he said at the time.

‘Over the last week I began to experience panic attacks. Last night I got lost while driving and I was in an accident. I am OK, everyone is OK.

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‘Alongside my therapy, I’ve been self-medicating with alcohol to deal with my anxiety and depression. I know this is not sustainable or healthy.

‘I have to step back now as I’m self-admitting to a rehabilitation centre and I don’t know how long I’ll be there. Appreciate your love and support as always.’

New record: Daniel recently released his new solo album FutureNever on April 22, the same day he exited rehab

New record: Daniel recently released his new solo album FutureNever on April 22, the same day he exited rehab

It came weeks after Daniel slammed his Silverchair ‘colleagues’ for allegedly not supporting him when he was gravely ill in 2002.

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The singer revealed in a Facebook post in March he’d been diagnosed with reactive arthritis, an inflammation of the joints that left him in crippling pain, when the band was launching their fourth album Diorama.

Daniel, who also was being treated for anxiety and anorexia at the time, claimed he did not receive the help he needed, and felt his band was ‘more of a business than family’.

‘I felt personally responsible for people in our crew who couldn’t work because of my illness,’ he wrote.

‘While I was undergoing exhaustive treatment both here and abroad, I learned very quickly who loved me as a human being and who needed me a performer.

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'It was a business': It came after Daniel slammed his Silverchair 'colleagues' for allegedly not supporting him when he was gravely ill in 2002

‘It was a business’: It came after Daniel slammed his Silverchair ‘colleagues’ for allegedly not supporting him when he was gravely ill in 2002

‘I really needed a friend back then, instead I had disgruntled colleagues. When my phone did ring it was usually someone asking if I was ready to tour again.’

He recalled how one member of the Silverchair team even questioned if he was sick at all.

‘Someone in the team even questioned whether I was sick at all and that maybe I just didn’t want to promote the album… Who the f**k wanted Diorama to be more successful than I did?’ he said.

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Daniel added: ‘I’m not resentful. I understand everyone was under pressure and the band was putting food on many tables but this was too much to put on me. I was 22.’

It’s unclear if Johns was referring to his bandmates Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou when he spoke of his ‘colleagues’ and members of Silverchair’s ‘team’.

Suffering: The singer said he'd been diagnosed with reactive arthritis, an inflammation of the joints that left him in crippling pain, when the band was launching their fourth album Diorama. Johns, who also suffered from anxiety and anorexia at the time, claimed he did not receive the help he needed, and felt his band was 'more of a business than family'

Suffering: The singer said he’d been diagnosed with reactive arthritis, an inflammation of the joints that left him in crippling pain, when the band was launching their fourth album Diorama. Johns, who also suffered from anxiety and anorexia at the time, claimed he did not receive the help he needed, and felt his band was ‘more of a business than family’

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