Wentz: 'Bronx Helps Me Combat Bipolar Disorder'
FALL OUT BOY rocker PETE WENTZ has credited his new son BRONX MOWGLI with helping him keep his bipolar disorder under control.
The bassist has battled with the psychiatric condition since he was a child - but admits he has finally found peace of mind since welcoming his first child with pop star wife Ashlee Simpson, in November (08).
He says, "While I'll always be bipolar, I find it easier to deal with now. With marriage and fatherhood, I've finally found two fixed points in my life. They've taught me patience. They've also taught me that I don't need to feel guilty about being happy. My emotional seasons are less extreme.
"In the past my brain would never stop. Now I'm a father, the world no longer revolves around me.
"When I'm with Bronx, he's got my complete attention. It fascinates me to speculate on what he's thinking and feeling at any given moment. I also love to speculate about what kind of man he's going to become. He could be another Neil Armstrong or Christopher Columbus. Who is he going to fall in love with? What's his hair going to be like when he's 15? Then, while I'm fantasising about all this stuff, he'll go to put his hand in his mouth and end up smacking himself in the eye. He's the single greatest achievement of my life."