Former Three Dog Night singer Chuck Negron discussed trying to save Scott Weiland’s life in a new Fox News interview.
When Weiland’s mother asked Chuck Negron to meet her son, he didn’t think twice to say yes. However, he was shocked by what he saw.
Weiland, front man of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, was at a photo shoot in the Four Seasons. Negron thought the fellow rocker would be in rehab for his drug addiction. And he didn’t believe Weiland had quit cold turkey, as his mother allegedly insisted.
“I [told her]… ‘Look at him. Trust me, he’s got something,’” the 75-year-old told Fox News. “He’s doing a photo shoot for God’s sakes. When I kick [give up drugs] I’m in a corner throwing up.”
Negron originally achieved fame with ‘70s rock band Three Dog Night thanks to hits such as “One” and “Joy to the World,” among others. Having fought his own battles and nearly losing it all, he approached Weiland that day with a startling revelation.
“… I said, ‘You know, you have to understand, you look terrible,’” Negron recalled. “He didn’t like that. And I said, ‘You know, I’ve never said this to anybody, but… I think you’re gonna die.’
“And he died. He was very upset that I said that to him, he never wanted to speak with me again. So now I won’t say that again, because it’s too real for some people. But, in fact, he looked like he was gonna die and he did.”
Weiland died from a drug overdose on December 3, 2015 at age 48.