Ashba nearly killed by e-cigarettes
Guns n’Roses guitarist DJ Ashba has told how an attempt to stop smoking led to a hospital dash and a team of doctors fighting for his life.
The drama took place after he abandoned cigarettes in favour of electronic nicotine vapourisers.
Ashba says: “I quit for nine months. However, I was smoking fake cigarettes that I bought in a mall in Poland, which contained high doses of nicotine – and antifreeze.
“I was rushed to the hospital, put on heart monitors and I had eight of the best doctors trying to save my life.
“Poison Control confirmed the nicotine intake from the fake cigarettes was the equivalent to smoking 33 packs of cigarettes a day.”
Ashba says he later underwent a CAT scan, which showed he hadn’t caused too much damage to his body. But instead of returning to vapourisers, he’s now attempting to stop smoking by cutting down over a period of time.
Meanwhile, former Guns n’Roses bassist Duff McKagan has been granted a temporary order of protection against a man who demanded access to his home, saying “destiny” had brought him there.
Story Walker Bannister will appear in court next month after he appeared at the McKagan family residence while the musician and his wife were away, but their daughters were at home, being looked after by his wife’s mother.
He refused to leave the premises and was arrested. The court will decide whether a permanent restraining order is to be issued.