Steven Adler

Guns N’ Roses ex-drummer Steven Adler addresses stab wound incident

The drummer took to Facebook to reveal he is "alive and well."

July 4, 2019
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Last month, reports surfaced of Guns N’ Roses ex-drummer Steven Adler being hospitalized for a self-inflicted stab wound. A rep for Adler later revealed to TMZ the stabbing wound was not a suicide attempt.

Now, the drummer has taken to Facebook to release a video addressing the incident.

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On June 27, TMZ revealed Adler was rushed to the hospital after stabbing himself in his home.

An officer from the LAPD confirmed to PEOPLE that one person was taken to the hospital via ambulance after they were called to the home for a possible stabbing.

Adler’s rep later revealed he suffered a “very minor, superficial wound” as a result of an accident. The rep went on to state that the incident was not a suicide attempt and that the drummer has remained sober for several years.

Now, Adler has taken to Facebook to reveal he is “alive and well” in a video message discussing the incident.

“I’m really sorry about all this media confusion that’s been going on, I’m alive and well,” Adler reveals. “I’m looking forward to seeing everybody on July 12 at the Golden Nugget in [Las] Vegas and July 13 at this motorcycle rally in Oregon, which is gonna be bad to the bone. And I love everybody, and I can’t wait to see and hug everybody. Thank you so much for your love and support.”

You can watch the full video below.

Adler was the drummer for Guns N’ Roses from 1985-1990. He was removed from the band in 1990 due to substance abuse issues, struggling with drug addiction for decades.

He was able to rejoin the band after signing a contract stating he would refrain from drugs. However, Adler was removed from the band again later that year after his addiction continued.

In July 2010 he released his autobiography, My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N’ Roses, discussing his struggles with addiction.

In 2012, Adler made an appearance with Guns N’ Roses at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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