"I looked death right in the face. If I didn't have kids, I think I would have went the other direction," he confessed to Rolling Stone. "I mean, when I got out of the hospital I was on 21 forms of medication.
"The doctor said that I would be on half of them for the rest of my life. I was on 5150 [psychiatric] watch for two weeks - suicidal, crazy. I then slowly went off my meds. I had my kids looking up to me and wanting me to bounce back.
"Just to be given a second chance, knowing my partners didn't get that. I had to make the most of my time."
He said that surviving the crash prompted the band to get back together and added that he hopes to fly again "one day" because he loves touring.