During that time, the band won the LA Weekly Band of the Year award, which prompted Kiedis to quit using heroin cold turkey.
He visited his mother in Michigan for guidance, who drove him to drug rehabilitation immediately after picking him up from the airport upon seeing his unhealthy appearance.
; born November 1, 1962) is an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he has fronted since their inception in 1983.
Kiedis is a co-founder of the band, and has recorded all ten studio albums with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Due to his addiction, Kiedis lacked the motivation to contribute to the band musically, and appeared at rehearsal "literally asleep".