Bad Wolves Frontman Tommy Vext to Receive Rock to Recovery Service Award

After struggling with addiction, the frontman started his own nonprofit
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Bad Wolves lead singer Tommy Vext is being recognized for his hard work put towards helping addicts recover and get professional treatment.

After facing his own battles with addiction, Vext launched a nonprofit to be able to help others on a larger scale. His honesty about his battle and commitment to staying sober has inspired many both in music and beyond.  

In an announcement of his receipt of the award, guitarist and Rock to Recovery Program Administrator Sonny Mayo elaborated on why it’s so well-deserved. “This new approach to life reinvigorated the passion for his craft and paved the way for a whole new experience as an artist and as a sober man. Beyond his personal success, Tommy has devoted himself to carrying a message of hope and support to others who struggle with alcoholism and addiction, not just in the music community, but on a grand scale.”

Vext hasn’t shied away from talking about his dark past and, in a recent interview with Metal Injection, he discussed his lowest moments and working towards sobriety. Watch the full interview below: