Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler was hospitalized for a self-inflicted injury that was initially believed to be a suicide attempt.
TMZ broke the news, Adler was taken to the hospital on Thursday evening. Officer Jeff Lee of the Los Angeles Police Department explained local authorities responded to a call at Studio City home around 6:30 PM.
“Upon arrival, LAPD officers determined that there was no crime, and the incident was being treated as a medical emergency only. The subject was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury,” Lee revealed to the People magazine.
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The Los Angeles Fire Department also confirmed they responded to a call at the same address for a possible stabbing. Although the authorities did not release the patient’s name, paramedics admitted they did transport a person to the local hospital for a stab wound to the stomach.
Authorities reiterated the wound appeared to be done by Adler. There was no foul play involved.
After reports of an attempted suicide began swirling, Adler’s rep finally addressed the public, denying there is any truth the claims he tried to kill himself. His rep shared with TMZ the stabbing was nothing more than an accident but did not elaborate on exactly what transpired in the drummer’s home.
Adler’s rep further stated the wound is very minor. He was checked out by the hospital staff, stitched up and returned home hours after the initial phone call. The drummer is expected to still perform at his previous scheduled Las Vegas performance on July 12th.
The 54-year-old former Guns N’ Roses drummer has struggled with substance abuse for years. Adler has openly shared his battle on television by appearing on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, in seasons 2 and 5, as well as the spin-off Sober House.
His addiction even got him kicked out of the hit rock band back in 1990. Despite all the drama with the group, Adler was inducted with the guys into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
Steve Adler was taken to the hospitalized last night for a self-inflicted stab wound to the stomach. His rep has assured fans it was not a suicide attempt and there was no alcohol involved. Adler was completely sober when the accident occurred. Thankfully the injury was minor, and he will be back to his old self in no time.