Swedish Man On Disability For Metal Addiction


Man. I need to move to Sweden.

Some dude over there has reportedly been awarded state disability benefits, because he is addicted to heavy metal.

I shit you not.

I wonder if one could receive benefits for being addicted to ass and boobs? If so, I’m definitely moving.

Reports claim 42-year-old Roger Tullgren said he consulted three psychologists to testify his addiction to “the Devil’s Rock,” which led to him attending over 300 concerts last year.

His addiction has left him seemingly unable to hold down a job.

“I have been trying for 10 years to get this classified as a handicap,” he told Swedish newspaper The Local. “I spoke to three psychologists and they finally agreed that I needed this to avoid being discriminated against.”

Though he now has a part-time job as a dishwasher at a restaurant in Hassleholm, the benefits will supplement the rest of his income.

Tullgren’s new boss has agreed to let him rock out to Slayer as loud as he wants while scrubbing dishes, so long as it doesn’t disturb guests. He has even agreed to grant Tullgren time off to go to gigs. 

“I signed a form saying: ‘Roger feels compelled to show his heavy metal style. This puts him in a difficult situation on the labor market. Therefore he needs extra financial help.’ So now I can turn up at a job interview dressed in my normal clothes and just hand the interviewers this piece of paper,” Tullgren said.

Tullgren said he’s been hooked on metal since his brother played him a Black Sabbath album before he could even speak. 

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