Shifty Shellshock, who starred in the first season of VH1’s ‘Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew’ for his addiction to cocaine and crack, has fallen into a coma after collapsing last week. His real name is Seth Brooks Binzer and was the co-founder and frontman of the band Crazy Town before its break-up in 2002, but the band reunited in 2009.
According to TMZ, Shifty was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital last Thursday, after he was found unresponsive. The cause for his condition is unknown, but he does have a long history of drug abuse problems.
The 37-year-old Shifty had also appeared in parts of ‘Celebrity Rehabs’ second season and spin off’s of ‘Sober House’ for his many relapses.
In a 2001 interview with Rolling Stone, Shifty admitted to spending three months in the California Institution for Men following an attempted burglary to selling and using recreational drugs over a period of several years, as well as to struggling with drug addiction.
Crazy Town’s biggest hit was ‘Butterfly’ in 2000, which reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The band broke up shortly after the release of its second album ‘Dark Horse’ in 2002. Amid his struggles with addiction, Shifty made an attempt at a solo career, releasing one album with moderate success.
He also contributed vocals to Oakenfold’s hit single “Starry Eyed Surprise.”
In 2009, Crazy Town had announced a reunion and were working on a new album, but nothing has been released as of yet.