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Daniel Johns reveals he didn’t speak to his ex-wife Natalie Imbruglia for 10 years after their split

Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns reveals he didn’t speak to his ex-wife Natalie Imbruglia for 10 years after they split – and credits therapy with saving his life on The Project


Daniel Johns spoke candidly about his high profile split with Natalie Imbruglia during an interview on The Project on Wednesday.

The 42-year-old former Silverchair frontman revealed he didn’t speak to his ex-wife for 10 years after their divorce in 2008.

The couple married in 2003, but split just five years later, with Daniel revealing he now considers Natalie, 46, a good friend.   

Ex appeal: Daniel Johns spoke candidly about his high profile split with Natalie Imbruglia during an interview on The Project on Wednesday. Pictured together in February 2004

‘We’re friends now. But to be honest, we didn’t talk for about 10 years,’ he admitted.

‘When we were married, I was in my 20s. I was incapable of learning how to be responsible. I didn’t know how to use a phone. I was touring all the time. 

‘And then, I don’t know, I took it of my own volition and said, “Why are we not talking?” I didn’t really understand and she was like, “I don’t know why we’re not talking either!”‘

Distance: The 42-year-old former Silverchair frontman revealed he didn't speak to his ex-wife for 10 years after their divorce in 2008. Pictured on The Project on Wednesday

Distance: The 42-year-old former Silverchair frontman revealed he didn’t speak to his ex-wife for 10 years after their divorce in 2008. Pictured on The Project on Wednesday

Elsewhere in the interview, Daniel addressed his battle with mental health, describing himself as ‘a pretty fragile person’.

Daniel said he’s finally at a place in his life where he’s happy, but admitted it took a lot of work to get there, crediting therapy with saving his life.

‘It took me years and years and years of really heavy, heavy therapy. And if I didn’t do that work, I don’t think that I would be here,’ he confessed.

Friendly exes: The couple married in 2003, but split just five years later, with Daniel revealing he now considers Natalie, 46, a good friend. Pictured together in London in June 2003

Friendly exes: The couple married in 2003, but split just five years later, with Daniel revealing he now considers Natalie, 46, a good friend. Pictured together in London in June 2003

He also described his decision to quit Silverchair in 2011 at the height of the band’s fame as ‘a pretty brave move’.   

‘I gave up millions and millions and possibilities endlessly just to be internally happy,’ he added.

On Wednesday, the singer confirmed the band would never reform with him as frontman in a new podcast titled Who is Daniel Johns?, after he struggled for years with the darker side of global fame.

Breaking up the band: He also described his decision to quit Silverchair in 2011 at the height of the band's fame as 'a pretty brave move'. Pictured with his former bandmates, Chris Joannou (centre) and Ben Gillies (far right)

Breaking up the band: He also described his decision to quit Silverchair in 2011 at the height of the band’s fame as ‘a pretty brave move’. Pictured with his former bandmates, Chris Joannou (centre) and Ben Gillies (far right)

Daniel – who was just 15 when Silverchair’s first single was released – said he had even got rid all of his memorabilia, awards and mementos.

‘It’s not that I am not proud of it, but for some reason I don’t want it around,’ he explained.

He then bluntly added: ‘I wouldn’t even get Silverchair back together for a million dollars with a gun to my head.’ 

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Feeling good: Daniel said he's finally at a place in his life where he's happy, but admitted it took a lot of work to get there, crediting therapy with saving his life

Feeling good: Daniel said he’s finally at a place in his life where he’s happy, but admitted it took a lot of work to get there, crediting therapy with saving his life

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