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Former Guns N' Roses Band Member Hospitalized After Reportedly Stabbing Himself


The lives of the rich and famous are rarely as Instagram-worthy as we might think. Along with their popularity and money, they also have to deal with personal attacks and the crippling weight of self-doubt and, at times, self-loathing.

Celebrities are, after all, still human: They are like us, but with more pressure. And sometimes that pressure leads them to do sad things.

Steven Adler, a well-known member of the rock-and-roll community, has had a turbulent past and quite a history with addiction. When he joined Guns N’ Roses as a drummer in 1985, he was only with them for five years before being removed for drug use.

He rejoined the band for a brief stint after promising to clean up his act, but was asked to leave again in the same year after violating the terms of his contract.

Things didn’t get better immediately for Adler, who was still found to be in possession of heroin years later and was arrested.

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Over the years, Adler has starred on a variety of shows featuring addicts and addiction, including “Sober House” and “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.”

Despite his struggles, he was still honored with the other members of the band as an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

On Thursday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m., a 911 call was made from a Los Angeles residence to report a stabbing. The call was placed from the home of Steven Adler.

According to TMZ, when first responders — including members of the LAPD and Los Angeles Fire Department — arrived, they realized that the wounded person was Adler himself.

“Upon arrival, LAPD officers determined that there was no crime and the incident was being treated as a medical emergency only,” LAPD’s Officer Jeff Lee told PEOPLE.

“The subject was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.”

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While the wounds were not lethal, Adler reportedly managed to stab himself in the stomach in what some are calling attempted suicide. It is not clear yet, though, whether the incident was accidental or intentional.

At this time, the 54-year-old’s representative has not made any comments as to Adler’s condition.

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Amanda holds an MA in Rhetoric and TESOL from Cal Poly Pomona. After teaching composition and logic for several years, she's strayed into writing full-time and especially enjoys animal-related topics.
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