Granger Smith says he hit “rock bottom” after the 2019 accidental drowning death of his three-year-old son, River.
In an interview with ET Online, the singer says he used marijuana and alcohol to come with the loss as it became impossible to sleep.
He told the outlet, “…I just wanted to end it all, when the weed wasn't working anymore and the alcohol couldn't numb it and self-help certainly couldn't help anymore, 'cause it takes a level of strength to self-help.”
He admits that he began to improve after asking for Jesus’ help. He has since left the music industry and is working on getting his master’s degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.