Some people said Dave had gone crazy or was on drugs. Some media reported Dave was locked in a mental institution.
In reality, Dave says, he went to South Africa to slow down. How could he have just left like that? "One, I needed a break," he says. "Two, we have family and friends down there. I felt like it was a place where I could really reflect... And here's the other thing: I was only gone for two weeks! They made it sound like it was so mysterious."