Silverchair’s Daniel Johns was “having a rest” when spotted sleeping rough in Sydney

In May this year, Daniel Johns was spotted sleeping rough outside an apartment in Surrey Hills, Sydney.

Many were concerned his party lifestyle had once again got the better of him, but the Silverchair frontman insists that wasn’t the case. Rather, he was just tired.

Speaking to Who magazine, the 35-year-old said: “I was sitting outside my mate’s place and I’d somehow forgotten the keys and I decided to have a kip. The next thing you know, it’s all over the papers. Excuse me for having a rest!”


However Johns the contradicted himself, saying: “No point being an artist unless you’re doing interesting s***.”

Where Johns was caught having a ‘kip’ was close to the bar where he fell and hit his head earlier that month.

Paramedics were called to treat the star, who was bleeding from the head, before putting him in a brace and taking him to hospital.

Johns again brushed off the incident during an appearance on the Today Show: “I was fine, it was one of those dumb kind of falls, not a real event.”