Former Guns N' Roses Drummer Reportedly Hospitalized After Stabbing Himself In Stomach

Los Angles police were called to Steven Adler's home Thursday night after receiving a call about a possible suicide attempt.

By Jill Sederstrom
Steven Adler

Former Guns N’ Roses Drummer Steven Adler was rushed to the hospital Thursday night after reportedly stabbing himself in the stomach.

Los Angeles police were called to the Studio City home shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday after reports of a stabbing and discovered Adler suffering from the stomach wound, TMZ reports.

Officer Jeff Lee told People that the call came in as a possible suicide attempt.

“Upon arrival, LAPD officers determined that there was no crime and the incident was being treated as a medical emergency only,” he said. “The subject was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.”

Over the years, Adler, 54, has been open about his struggles with drug addiction, even appearing on two seasons of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” and the spin-off “Sober House.”

His drug use was also the reason he was kicked out of Guns N’ Roses in 1990, according to Rolling Stone.

Adler joined the group, whose debut album Appetite for Destruction would go on to sell more than 28 million copies, in 1985 but his rampant drug use soon began to cause problems for the band.

In 1987, Adler had to be replaced on tour after allegedly breaking his hand in a fight. Former bandmate Izzy Stradlin would also later recall an incident where Adler was crawling on the floor to try to inhale cocaine that had accidentally dropped, Rolling Stone reports.

Despite his dismissal from the band, he was later inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the group in 2012.  

Guns N’ Roses is slated to tour across the country with its Not In This Lifetime Tour later this fall. Adler made several guest appearances on an earlier leg of the tour, SPIN reports.

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