The story be­hind THAT Daniel Johns bender

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Confidenti­al - ROCK‘N’ROLLWEEK

De­tails have emerged of rock star Daniel Johns’ in­fa­mous bender late last year, with friends re­veal­ing Johns had, in fact, par­tied for days on end, cul­mi­nat­ing in that semi-nude stag­ger through Dou­ble Bay. The for­mer Sil­ver­chair singer and his mate, fashion de­signer Joshua Mul­lane, were pho­tographed stum­bling around the streets of Dou­ble Bay with make-up smeared across their faces in De­cem­ber. For the first time, street artist An­thony Lis­ter, a man who hosted one pit stop on Johns’ wild week, has dis­closed the ex­tent of the rock star’s week-long party. Speak­ing to Con­fi­den­tial, Lis­ter ex­plained he was shocked when Johns, 34, ar­rived at his Dar­linghurst home af­ter par­ty­ing for four days. “He had al­ready been go­ing for a lit­tle while when he ar­rived. He showed up re­ally loose. I wasn’t ex­pect­ing to see him. “I thought I should have ran with the ‘I am hag­gard and I’ve been up for four days look’ too.” The Bris­bane-born street artist said he was old friends with Mul­lane but that night was the first time he had met Johns. “I was im­pressed with his whole rock ’ n’ roll feel. He is living the part of an old­school rocker,” he said.

Lis­ter said he could not keep up with the par­ty­ing ways of the duo, who kicked on from Dar­linghurst.

Since the em­bar­rass­ing pho­tos were splashed across the front page of The Satur­day Tele­graph, Johns has kept a low pub­lic profile.

Tak­ing to In­sta­gram, he has posted a se­ries of weird com­ments in re­cent months.

The Sil­ver­chair front­man wrote: “A lot of you have been mean lately to that I can only say I love you. Xxxxxxxxxx­xx.”

An­other odd post was: “Re­ally real hash­tag f- fu­ture” and a pic­ture of what he de­scribed as a “doll” along­side a threat to delete his ac­count.

The ARIA award-win­ning artist’s past has been lit­tered d with ques­tion­able be­hav­iour.

In May 2015, Johns was pho­tographed asleep on the foot­path in front of a ter­race house on Ri­ley St, Surry Hills.

The same month, he was taken to hospi­tal on a stretcher af­ter hitting his head on con­crete out the front of Surry Hills haunt Low 302. In Fe­bru­ary that year, Johns was con­victed of mid-range drink-driv­ing in New­cas­tle, which saw him dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for four months.

Daniel Johns and mate Joshua Mul­lane in Dou­ble Bay last year. You had to be there … An­thony Lis­ter (in hat) with the party crew. out­TheThe­duoout on the to wn. “The‘Iam hag­geredand for I’ve­beenup four­days’look” An­tho­nyLis­ter IN­SIDE SCOOP

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