Jimmy Barnes recently detailed his four-decade battle with alcohol and drug addiction during an honest and raw Q&A.
And now, the Aussie rock star’s wife, Jane has opened up about how the couple’s three daughter’s blamed her after Jimmy checked into rehab in 2003.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Jane said: 'They thought I was the bad influence who had driven him off the edge. That was really shocking to me.'
'I did feel there was an injustice. It wasn’t all me.'
Jimmy and Jane have been married for 36-years and have founr children: son, Jackie, and daughters, Mahalia, Eliza-Jane and Elly-May.
It was then that Jane began to start partying, ending with her own stint in rehab in the 2003.
She told The Telegraph that because Jimmy had always been the wilder parent and she had always been the more sensible one, her daughters chose to point the finger at her after they both spent time in treatment centres.
'Jimmy was always the same to them and they said 'Oh, mum's changed', Jane explained to the publication.
In the first extract of his new autobiography, 61-year-old rock star last week revealed he tried to kill himself in an Auckland hotel room in 2012.
Suddenly I saw a dressing gown cord tied around a rail in the dressing room and I hadn't remembered doing it. It came back to me and I remember getting out of bed and going in and thinking 'maybe it's easier to die',' he wrote.
'I lay with a rope around my neck trying to die.'
Thankfully Jimmy and Jane have since turned their lives around and enjoy a close relationship with their children.