By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com
Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler was taken to a Los Angeles hospital Thursday night after he had stabbed himself in his stomach.
The 54-year-old drummer did not have life-threatening injuries, police told TMZ.
A person at his home called 911, but the reasons why he stabbed himself are unclear.
Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, 54, was taken to hospital on Thursday after stabbing himself in the stomach
Adler was on stage four days ago with his band Adler’s Appetite in Biloxi, Mississippi. Cops have said he does not have life threatening injuries
The Cleveland native was a key member of the iconic 1980s heavy metal band along with singer Axl Rose, guitarists Slash and Izzy Stradlin, bass player Duff McKagan, rocketing to stardom with hits such as Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O’ Mine and Paradise City.
He was booted from the band in 1990 because of problems with drug abuse, but was part of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction seven years back.
He’s recently been playing with his band Adler’s Appetite, in which he’s flanked by bandmates Constantine Maroulis, Carl Restivo, and Michael Thomas, performing the hits of his former band.
Adler’s past issues with drugs have been well-documented, as he appeared on the recovery-geared reality shows Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and Sober House.
Salad days: Adler is pictured in New Jersey in 1988 playing with the band
At his craft: The percussionist was snapped last year in Encino, California at a benefit
Guns N’ Roses earlier this week announced they were hitting the road this fall for eight additional shows to Not in This Lifetime tour, the ongoing reunion they kicked off three years ago.
Adler was presumably not booked on any of the shows, though he did make cameos with the band in 2016.
Adler’s troubles began in 1987 when the band was forced to replace him for a tour when he broke his hand in a fight.
In 1990, he was kicked out of the band, but was briefly allowed to return after signing a contract saying he would stop using drugs.
But in 1995 he was arrested for heroin possession after he overdosed in his car in LA.
‘Big. Fn. News: We’re bringing the Not In This Lifetime Tour back to the US this fall – eight new dates announced today,’ a tweet from the band’s official Twitter page read.
The new shows added run through cities including Jacksonville, Florida, Wichita, Kansas, Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.