“Good morning everyone. So full of gratitude for the past 25 years of living clean and sober,” says Hughes. “I give thanks each and every morning for another day on planet earth. Sending love to my sober brothers and sisters, and more importantly to those still suffering. #loveistheanswer”
Hughes talked about years of substance abuse and his road to sobriety during a 2016 Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction episode with us on Loudwire. “I don’t remember the ’80s,” Hughes explained as he shared the story of his sobriety. You can see it below.
In addition to Deep Purple and The Dead Daisies, Hughes fronts Black Country Communion and counts time spent with Black Sabbath, California Breed and Gary Moore as well as his solo work on his resume.
Hughes was admitted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 as a member of Deep Purple.