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Steven Adler 'hospitalised with stab wound to the stomach'

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler © Getty

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler has reportedly been rushed to hospital in Los Angeles ‘with a stab wound to his stomach’.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that police were called to Adler’s Los Angeles home after 6.30pm local time last night (Thursday 27th June).

TMZ writes: “We're told when cops and paramedics arrived, they discovered it was Adler who had suffered a stab wound to his stomach.”

The injury sustained is believed to be non-life-threatening and police say that no one else is believed to be involved in the incident.

UPDATE (29th June): Adler's representative has now confirmed the injury was accidental. It was been described as a "very minor, superficial wound" and Adler plans to go ahead with his show on 12th July in Las Vegas. 


Duff McKagan, Slash, Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler in 1987 © Getty

Although Steven Adler hasn’t been part of the Guns N’ Roses reunion line-up on the Not In This Lifetime… Tour, he has made several guest appearances on the trek. 

The 54-year-old rocker, who was part of the ‘classic’ Guns line-up from 1985 to 1990, made four cameo appearances on the Not In This Lifetime… Tour in Cincinnati, Nashville, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires in 2016 guesting on the ‘Appetite For Destruction’ classics ‘Out ta Get Me’ and ‘My Michelle’.

Last year he reformed his Guns N’ Roses covers band Adler’s Appetite and performed ‘Appetite For Destruction’ in its entirety at shows in the US and Australia. 

The current line-up of Adler’s Appetite – Adler on drums alongside singer Ariel Kamin, guitarists Michael Thomas and Alistair James, and bassist Tanya O Callaghan – recently played a show at Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas on 20th June. 

In an interview in May 2018, Adler said he was celebrating four years and four months of sobriety. 

He told the Lucas H Gordon Show: “After like the ninth month of not drinking my whole life did a 180 (degrees turn). Everything changed. I became happy again. I love life again. I enjoy the sunsets, I enjoy the sunrise. It’s beautiful.”

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