Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky discussed Soundgarden’s final performance in Detroit in a new interview with Dr. Oz. Alternative Nation transcribed her comments.
“Even from crew members, and people who have been on tour with him for over 10 years, and fans pretty much said the same thing. He couldn’t sing from note one, he was trying really hard, he walked off stage a few times, he was clearly struggling, he forgot words to songs. It was not a Soundgarden show, it was not a Chris Cornell show.”
Dr. Oz showed photos of a strange bald spot that was showing in the back of Chris’ head during the final Soundgarden show that some fans noticed.
“I didn’t know about that, so I looked at footage from the show, it was the first time I did it, at some point in July. As soon as he turned around, I saw a huge bald spot in the back on his head. I thought uh oh, maybe this has been photoshopped, so I sent messages out to his bandmates and Soundgarden’s photographer, and I asked if anyone saw anything. The photographer sent that to me and said, ‘I didn’t notice until I noticed.’ His bandmates also saw it, they saw there was a weird bald spot on his head.”
Dr. Oz then asked about Chester Bennington’s tragic death in July 2017.
“The truth is I’m still coping. You’re told that you just need time to heal, and time is going to take away the pain, but I’m not really sure that’s right. It’s more like you get used to it. For now, we all, my children, my family, Talinda and her beautiful family, we’re all still coping.”
“For me I know that facing the hard truth that there’s nothing I can do to bring my husband back, but I’m going to do everything I can to tell people Chris’ story, to share his life and his legacy to hope that some good can come out of this tragic horrible loss. I think it’s almost become like a co-destiny now, and I’m determined to help other families, there are over 21 million families that are struggling with addiction, the stigma of addiction. We’re in crisis, and I hope I can bring some good.”
The Addiction Policy Institute recently announced that Vicky Cornell is the Advocate of the Year.