Me, well I think it was good for him to go, I don't think that drinking is bad, but he was in his lowest point. Here is a quote from an article of Inked Magazine......
"In September 2007, when HIM finished mixing the brooding, metallic Venus Doom album, Valo was at death’s door." See what I mean?
“I went to a doctor who said I was going to have heart failure if I didn’t stop drinking and that I should go into an emergency room right away—to which I replied, ‘That sounds great, but I don’t have the time because I’ve got interviews to do,’” Valo says.
"Soon after, the singer did check into a celebrity rehab center in Malibu, CA. And to the shock of many, he completely sobered up."