Adler vows to beat drink problem for good
Former Guns n’Roses drummer Steven Adler says he’s beaten hard drugs – and now he’s vowed to beat alcohol too.
Last week it was announced he’d gone back to rehab, forcing the postponement of new band Adler’s touring activities.
But now he’s released a statement saying he acted in good time, and he’s confident he can win his struggle against addiction.
Adler says: “I picked up a bottle and drank. This occurred a few times – and that’s a few times too many. I knew that this had to permanently stop. That is the moment I picked up the phone, before it got out of hand, to get help.
“I had kicked hard drugs several years ago and now it is time to get rid of the urges of drinking alcohol. I am at a great facility and will stay here until I am comfortable to be home to work the programme on my own.
“I love you all for understanding, being patient and supporting my decision. Like my peers, I will beat this too, so I can return to music and beat my drums!”
Adler vocalist Jacob Bunton said last week: “We are truly sorry to all of the fans and promoters who were looking forward to seeing us on the road, but right now Steven’s health is the most important thing. We hope to make it up to everyone when Steven recovers.”
Adler, 48, has been fighting addiction issues since the 1980s and lost his job with Axl Rose’s outfit in 1990 due to his inability to control his drinking and drug-taking.