Guns N’ Roses Drummer Steven Adler Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt
Officer Jeff Lee, who is with the Los Angeles Police Department, told People that local authorities responded to a call on Thursday shortly after 6:30 p.m. for a possible suicide attempt at a Studio City, California, home. When they arrived at the scene, officers determined that a crime had been committed and deemed the incident a medical emergency. Adler was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, but it is unclear if the incident was a suicide attempt or accidental.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Adler joined the famed rock band in 1985. However, Adler struggled with drug addiction, and in 1990 his public struggles got him kicked out of the band. After he was kicked out, he was allowed to rejoin only after signing a contract stating that he would refrain from drug use, but he was fired that same year due to his continued drug addiction.
Five years later, Alder was arrested in his Calabasas home on a felony charge of heroin possession.
In 2008, Adler appeared on the second season of the reality TV show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Despite his many obstacles, Adler was recognized for his musical contributions when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member in Guns N’ Roses in 2012.
Guns N’ Roses is currently in the middle of their Not in This Lifetime Tour.