Late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky Cornell claimed that Chris’ parents struggled with alcoholism in a new social media comment to someone who was criticizing her. Alternative Nation transcribed her comment.
“Chris’s parents were alcoholics, and no one cares what you think or how you feel about it. Also odd that you think I don’t know anything about my husband or his or my family but you know everything about him and us – creepy really.. (peace sign emoji)”
Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni also recently claimed that Chris’ parents were alcoholics. She said, “My dad never expected life to be perfect. His childhood was filled with ups and downs. He came from a family where both of his parents suffered with alcohol use disorder and he was often subjected to an abusive environment.
At the age of 14 he started experimenting with different drugs, including PCP, which caused a panic disorder. He didn’t share that with his parents when it happened and for the next two years he suffered from this alone and without support. He explained to us that up until that moment he felt he could do anything and that life was great and full of possibilities. Then all that changed.”
Chris Cornell struggled with alcoholism and addiction throughout his life, though he had a lengthy period of being clean and sober. Chris discussed his family issues, especially with his father, in interviews over the years, but appeared to be on good terms with his mother until the early 2000’s according to photos and videos that have surfaced over the years. Vicky Cornell recently discussed getting ‘closer’ to justice for his death.