Thursday, December 16, 2010

Duff McKagan: I’m not back on cocaine

Duff McKagan has responded to suggestions that his sinus surgery this week is due to a relapse and that he’s back on the blow.

“Thx 4 the well wishes on my sinus surgery,” Duff posted to Twitter. “all went great! This is NOT from cocaine relapse ( was reported somewhere!). Just old scar tissue.”

The surgery was needed after McKagan developed a hole (perforation) in the cartilage of his nasal septum as a complication from years of cocaine use.

The surgery was made public by Duff’s wife Susan, who wrote on her Twitter profile, "[I] am thankful and blessed my man is alive today! Kids, don't do drugs! Say a prayer for Duff as he's getting surgery on his sinuses (a hole the size of a quarter from years of abuse). We must live and learn how lucky we are for our health and family and friends. Love you, Duff."

Guns N Roses – It’s So Easy (1987)