Carrie Bickmore's tough question causes Daniel Johns to walk out

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The Project host Carrie Bickmore has asked troubled singer Daniel Johns a difficult question that led to him walking out of an interview.

In a teaser of the interview posted to Twitter, the host asks the former Silverchair frontman about his horror crash in March, which led to him admitting himself into rehab after pleading guilty to high-range drink-driving.

"What do you remember from the crash," she says before an emotional Daniel answers the question.

"Everything. Everything. I remember every detail, um ... Is it cool if I take a break for just one sec?" he responded before walking away and leaving the room.

Carrie Bickmore speaks to Daniel Johns for the interview for The Project.
Carrie Bickmore asked Daniel Johns a difficult question about his car crash in March. Source: The Project

Carrie was asking him about the crash near Newcastle in NSW on March 23. Daniel faced court after he crossed onto the opposite side of the road and collided with a van with a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.

In April, Daniel shared a message on his Instagram while he was recovering in rehab.

"My drinking had become a bigger problem than I even realised, and how I have used it to help numb a range of deeper psychological issues that I've been living with since childhood. Some of those issues you know, and a lot cut much deeper," he said in a phone call that was transcribed into a note for Instagram.

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"Alcohol is not medicine. I should never have treated it like it was. I should never have treated it like it was. I feel like a complete f*** up and I'm sorry.

"I take full responsibility for my actions on the evening of March 23rd, I am deeply remorseful and I am working every day to make amends. I am handling these matters professionally and privately."

Daniel avoided jail during sentencing for the incident in June.

The Project interview is set to air tonight.

If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Mensline on 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800. Online support is available via Beyond Blue.

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