Korn Guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch on Whether He’s Still a Christian

2021-12-30

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Is Brian ‘Head’ Welch from Korn still a believer? He answers

Earlier this year, Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch discussed his thoughts on religion during an appearance on rock photographer Robb Flynn’s podcast. Welch is a self-proclaimed “born-again Christian,” but in the podcast, the musician explained that he got a bit too obsessed with Christianity when he first converted.

Welch’s comments on Flynn’s show led to some speculation that Welch was no longer a Christian. Now, Head has taken to YouTube to share a video clarifying his religious believes in a new video called “Am I Still A Christian?” View the full video below.

Speaking with Fly, Head initially said he went “too far” with pushing his religious views on others and “got obsessed with it, just like I was obsessed with drugs.” He also thanks his Christianity for saving him from alcohol and drug addiction.

In the new clip, Head discussed his distaste with some Christian news outlets for twisting his words on the podcast to somehow mean that he no longer believed in God. He also said he got a lot of pushback after the appearance.

“A lot of these media outlets took it and listened to it and thought that I was renouncing it,” Head says (transcribed by Blabbermouth). “When I first became a Christian, I was coming off of methamphetamines, first of all, and I had a massively powerful encounter where God was revealing himself to me.:

He added, “And so those two sides of the coin — coming off of meth and a powerful encounter — I didn’t know how to react and I just went out and I was overzealous, I was obnoxious with my faith, and it took me a while to bring it down. So that’s all I was trying to say in that video, in that podcast with Robb Flynn.”

Welch also said that he created the video following advice from his manager, who said people were starting to think he was no longer a believer. “But that kind of stuff doesn’t get to me at all anymore,” Head said. “It’s just, like, whatever. People can twist your words however they want. I have an amazing relationship with God and I know where that stands. So I’m very confident in that, so I don’t gotta really worry about it for temporary controversy.”

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