Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has been rushed to hospital after suffering a stab wound, according to reports. TMZ reports that someone called emergency services on Thursday night (Jun 27), to report that someone had stabbed themselves. Adler was apparently found at his home in LA with a stab wound to the stomach, and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was suspected to have been involved in the incident.
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler has reportedly stabbed himself, as per TMZ. The website reports that he was rushed to the hospital after stabbing himself at home.
Adler was taken to a local hospital with "non-life-threatening injuries". It is also being reported by TMZ that no one else was involved in the incident.
A representative for Adler, 54, did not immediately respond to reporter’s request for comment.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Adler joined Guns N’ Roses — founded by Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, and L.A. Guns members Tracii Guns, Ole Beich and Rob Gardner, in 1985.
The group went on to release their debut album 'Appetite for Destruction' in 1987. The project has sold over 28 million copies worldwide.
Over the years, Adler has publicly struggled with substance abuse.
Trouble began for the star during December 1987 when the group was forced to replace Adler while on tour after he broke his hand following an alleged brawl, Rolling Stone reported.
Adler was absent from the group again in 1989 during the American Music Awards. At the time, it was said he was missing due to the flu, but it was later revealed that Adler was in a drug rehabilitation program.
Adler was later kicked out of the group in 1990 over his drug use, according to Rolling Stone. However, he was able to rejoin the band after signing a contract that he would refrain from drugs.
He was then fired again from the group that same year after his addiction grew out of hand.
Five years later, Adler was arrested at his Calabasas home on a felony charge of drug possession, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time.
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 of Guns N’ Roses in 2012.
Guns N’ Roses is currently in the middle of their Not in This Lifetime Tour.