There is no doubt that the Beetle Bay, who has previously starred in 'the Robinson Expedition', has had a turbulent past.
At the age of 15 years he was sent on exchange in a small south african town where he was staying with a host family. It was the beginning of a chaotic life.
Ten years later, the open Beetle Bay up for Extra Magazine and put words on the traumatic past.
- I quickly got two good friends who were dark, which fell in the good soil of my værtsfar. He told me that I could not trust them, while he sat there polishing his gun, says Bille Bay.
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In the small south african town, there was a widespread racism, which had a great importance for the Beetle Bay. In the city he namely called 'Kaffir boy' (racist abuse,ed.).
It escalated quickly, and one of his friends was, according to Bille abducted, because he hung out with the Beetle Bay. His friend, he never saw again.
But it stopped not here. The day after he received namely a message which said, that he should not come to school again.
- I did not take it seriously and met up in the school. There was a car that rolled up on the side of me with a rifle. We therefore so run across a field to get away, while we was shot at, says Bille Bay.
from there it went quickly, and Beetle Bay was sent home to Denmark for security reasons. After he came home to Denmark, he took in many years, the blame for his friend's disappearance.
- It took me a long time to understand that the problems already existed in society before I came. I triggered it, it didn't change that they were there. In the long period, where I had a hard time accepting it, I began to drink a lot and take drugs at weekends, says Bille Bay.
Drugs and alcohol became his resort, which culminated in a drug overdose when he was 19 years old at the Roskilde Festival.
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- I was dying in the hospital. I was admitted to a room, where it was the 'point of no return'. Him that lay to the left of me, went away an hour later. My mother visited me at a time where I was present, but I couldn't move. Here said the doctor to my mother, she should not expect to get me home again, says Bille Bay.
After 26 hours began his body to fight again, and he began to wake quietly up.
It was a turning point in his life. When he left the hospital, he took an active elected, that he would change his lifestyle.
- I feel an obligation to help others. I've got a chance and I would like to use.
today, ten years later, is Billy Bay clean up his diet and training and have come on the right track.