Interesting update from former Guns n’ Roses manager on Axl Rose’s condition in the late ’80s.
In a new interview on the Appetite for Distortion Podcast, Doug Goldstein opened up on how he managed to prevent Axl Rose from committing suicide.
Here’s what Doug Goldstein said:
“As it relates to talking about the suicide attempt, I wasn’t doing that to be anything other than giving an explanation as to his state of mind during a major portion, particularly of the ‘Use Your Illusion’ [era] and to give some credence to – you’re not alone.
There are boatloads, and boatloads, and boatloads of Guns N’ Roses fans who go through a similar depression. And to understand that here’s a guy who can go out and entertain in front of 220,000 people, and go home and be alone with nobody looking after him or praising his accolades…
It’s a massive depression that one goes through, and it’s not just him, it’s entertainers in general. I have this conversation with a lot of people who go from particularly the loved ones – when he comes home, there’s this massive adjustment.”
“I was reliving my own history as well. My brother’s birthday is a day before Axl’s accident. He passed 10 years ago, and he tried to commit suicide a number of times – and I was too young to do anything about it.
With Axl Rose, I wasn’t too young to do anything about it, and I was able to effectively intervene in a positive way.”
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