The former Guns N’ Roses drummer has spoken out for the first time to insist to fans he is OK and hasn’t axed any of his upcoming shows, after he was taken to hospital last month when he suffered a knife wound to his stomach.
Speaking in a video on his Facebook page, he said: “I’m really sorry about all this media confusion that’s been going on.
“I’m alive and well. 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.”
Steven’s first comments about the injury come after his publicist insisted the incident was an accident and not a suicide attempt.
His rep said “the stabbing was not a suicide attempt, and simply an accident”, and described the injury as a “very minor, superficial wound”.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ someone at Adler’s L.A. home called 911 shortly after 6:30 PM Thursday June 29 night to report someone had stabbed themselves. We’re told when cops and paramedics arrived, they discovered it was Adler who had suffered a stab wound to his stomach – 54-year- old.As reported by TMZ.com, a person called 911 after he found the 54-year-old in a pool of blood at his Los Angeles home.
“When the police and paramedics arrived, they found out that it was Adler himself who stabbed himself in the stomach,” reads the site.
Sources say Adler was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. We’re told no one else is suspected to have been involved in the incident.https://youtu.be/tDdZ-hkIUxI
Adler has openly struggled with substance abuse for decades. He was kicked out of Guns N’ Roses over his drug addiction in 1990 … but was later inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the group in 2012.