A representative for former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steve Adler has denied that the musician tried to kill himself.
Adler was hospitalized on Thursday after local authorities responded to a call shortly after 6:30 p.m. for a possible suicide attempt at a Studio City, California, home.
A spokesperson at the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to People that they were called to the address for a possible stabbing and transported one patient to the local hospital via ambulance
Earlier today, Adler‘s representative told TMZ that the stabbing was not a suicide attempt and was simply an accident. The rep would not specify what caused the accident except to describe it as a “very minor, superficial wound.”
Adler — who, the rep says, has been sober for several years — is still planning to perform on July 12 at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.
Steven was the drummer for GUNS N’ ROSES from 1985 to 1990. He was eventually fired from the band due to his drug addiction, which caused him to spiral down into depression and more drug use.
Adler‘s autobiography, “My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N’ Roses”, came out in July 2010. In the book, Adler tells all, fearlessly addressing his struggles with heroin and crack addiction; his financial ruin after being kicked out of GN’R; his shattered marriage; and the severe health problems that nearly claimed his life on several occasions.
GUNS N’ ROSES was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012. Adler, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan attended the ceremony, while singer Axl Rose and founding guitarist Izzy Stradlin stayed home.