Last week we told you that former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler was headed back to rehab, forcing the postponement of his new band’s touring plans. But now Adler’s released a statement saying he's confident he can win his struggle against addiction.
He says: "I picked up a bottle and drank. This occurred a few times – and that's a few times too many. I knew that this had to permanently stop. That is the moment I picked up the phone, before it got out of hand, to get help. I had kicked hard drugs several years ago and now it is time to get rid of the urges of drinking alcohol. I am at a great facility and will stay here until I am comfortable to be home to work the program on my own."
And somewhere Axl Rose is breathing a sigh of relief that he decided not to reunite with Adler and the rest of the original GNR.