Friday, June 28, 2019

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler hospitalized after stabbing himself

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler has been hospitalized after allegedly stabbing himself in his Los Angeles, CA home.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that someone at Adler's residence called 911 for assistance shortly after 6:30 PM Thursday night and, when authorities arrived, it was discovered the drummer had suffered a stab wound to his stomach.

People magazine reports that Los Angeles Police Department officer Jeff Lee confirmed that local authorities responded to the 911 call for a possible suicide attempt.

“Upon arrival, LAPD officers determined that there was no crime and the incident was being treated as a medical emergency only,” Lee tells People. “The subject was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.”

Adler joined Guns N’ Roses in the spring of 1985 and appeared on the group’s 1987 debut, “Appetite For Destruction”, and 1988’s “G N' R Lies” (as well as “Civil War” on 1991’s “Use Your Illusion II”) before being fired in 1990 for excessive drug use.

The band’s classic lineup – including Adler – were inducted into the Rock And Roll Of Fame in 2012.

After years of lobbying for a full reunion, the drummer appeared alongside the trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan in 2016 for a guest spot on a few dates during the band’s Not In This Lifetime tour.
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