INXS Dump Lead Singer J.D. Fortune
J.D. Fortune, the vocalist picked by INXS following their VH1 ‘Rockstar: INXS’ show, has spoken of how the band simply dumped him at the end of their most recent world tour.
It was the ultimate in rags-to-riches stories for INXS vocalist, J.D. Fortune. He rose from living in his car to superstardom as INXS’s new vocalist on reality TV show ‘Rockstar: INXS’ but as with so many of these situations, J.D. is right back where he started.
Speaking to Canada’s Entertainment Tonight, Fortune has said: “I was in an airport (in) Hong Kong and literally got a handshake. They said, ‘Thank you very much.’ I found myself really alone because I had traveled with these guys for 23 months. I don’t know where I am going from sofa to sofa, from night to night. I am trying to get through my life.”
However, Fortune may have been the cause of his own downfall when he admits that he developed a massive cocaine problem while with the band.
“It got as bad as it needed to be for me to numb out the fact that I knew this was going to come to a screeching halt,” Fortune summarised.
Fortune said he was now back living out of his car and had spent all his remaining money on recording a solo album.