Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler was hospitalized Thursday with non-life-threatening injuries, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to USA TODAY.
“Upon arrival, LAPD officers determined that there was no crime, and the incident was being treated as a medical emergency only,” Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department told USA TODAY, speaking about an incident that occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. at Adler’s Los Angeles home. “The subject was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.”
Adler was part of the initial Guns N’ Roses lineup that signed to Geffen Records in 1986 and would achieve worldwide fame in the late ’80s, along with singer Axl Rose, guitarists Slash and Izzy Stradlin and bassist Duff McKagan.
Guns N' Roses members, from left: Matt Sorum, Steven Adler, Duff McKagan and Slash appear in the press room after induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame early Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Cleveland. (Photo: Amy Sancetta, AP)
Adler’s time with the band would be marked by frequent absences attributed to his heroin addiction, and he was officially fired from the band in 1990 and replaced by drummer Matt Sorum.
Adler reunited with his former bandmates, minus Axl Rose, for the Guns N’ Roses’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2012, performing with the band’s then-touring lineup again at a concert in Cincinnati in 2016.
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