In an interview with Kerrang magazine! In 2008, Chester Bennington said that he was beaten and forced to do unwanted things, it was so losing Chester’s self-esteem. Like many others, he did not dare to speak out for fear that people would call him homosexual or consider it a lie.
Not only that, Chester Bennington endured his horrific high school years because of the teasing and violence from his classmates because of his thin and different body. It was these things that led to his unhealthy life, with the use of a lot of stimulant drugs and brandy, even before he was underage. At the age of 17, he was sent back to his biological mother, who tried to ban him from using drugs.