Guns N' Roses Steven Adler reportedly admitted to hospital after 'stabbing himself'

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Steven Adler arrives for the 3rd Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, Tuesday, April 20, 2011,  in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Steven Adler arrives for the 3rd Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, Tuesday, April 20, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler has reportedly been admitted to hospital after stabbing himself.

Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jeff Lee confirmed to People that emergency services were called to attend a possible suicide attempt at the 54-year-old musician and reality star’s home in Los Angeles at around 6.30pm local time on Thursday.

Lee said: “Upon arrival, LAPD officers determined that there was no crime and the incident was being treated as a medical emergency only. The subject was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.”

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US news website TMZ were first to report the news that Adler had been admitted to hospital with an apparently self-inflicted stab wound to the stomach.

FILE - In this April 15, 2012 file photo, Guns N' Roses, from left, Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan, Slash and Steven Adler appear on stage at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Frontman Axl Rose skipped the event, saying it didn't "appear to be somewhere I'm actually wanted or respected." (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
Guns N' Roses, from left, Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan, Slash and Steven Adler appear on stage at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 (Credit: AP)

Adler was an original member of Guns N’ Roses alongside Axl Rose, Slash, and Izzy Stradlin. The drummer was sacked from the band in 1990 due to his struggles with drugs and alcohol.

He has been open about his addiction problems and has twice appeared on reality show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2008 and 2011 and the first season of its spin-off Sober House in 2009.

In 2008 Celebrity Rehab’s Dr Drew described Adler’s behaviour as "suicidal" and revealed that Adler had to be committed to a psychiatric hospital for two weeks prior to entering rehab.

Adler did not participate in the Guns N’ Roses’ 2017-2018 reunion tour.

He is currently touring solo with a supporting band under the billing Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses, performing the bands hits. He performed in Mississippi earlier this week.

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