Chris Cornell’s Family Releases Final Interview Where He Reveals ‘Concern For My Future’


Chris Cornell’s final interviews were conducted at the April 2017 premiere of The Promise, and Cornell’s official social media account has shared a clip from one of the interviews.

Cornell said, “Until I had children I didn’t really give a shit about what happened to me necessarily… I didn’t feel afraid for my own future so much. Now, I feel concerned for my future because I feel concerned for my children’s future.”

The tweet with the quote also uses the #KeepThePromiseForChrisCornell hashtag.

Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky discussed raising awareness for drug addiction in a new tweet, and said a big reason she’s doing it is to protect their children.

“When people ask me why – this is one of the most important of my reasons – our beautiful children are 50% their beautiful daddy @chriscornell . I will do everything to protect them . #KeepThePromiseForChrisCornell #NoOneSingsLikeYouAnymore #ChrisCornellForever.”

She linked to a video from that said, “Do you know the role genetics play in developing a substance use disorder? Researchers found that genetics account for about half of a person’s risk of developing an #addiction. Visit @TheARCPortal to learn what genes influence the risk for an #addiction.” states, “Why do some people become addicted while others do not? Substance use disorders (SUDs) often run in families. Researchers have studied families with high rates of addiction – including those with identical twins, fraternal twins, adoptees, and siblings – and found that about half of a person’s risk of developing a SUD depends on his or her genetic makeup.”

The website later says, “Genes are the basic units of our DNA that direct the development and functioning of every cell in our bodies. Research has shown that, on average, the DNA sequences of any two people are 99.9 percent the same. But that 0.1 percent variation is important. These differences contribute to visible differences between individuals, such as height and hair color, as well as invisible traits, such as increased risk for certain health conditions like heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and addiction.

Some diseases, such as sickle cell anemia or cystic fibrosis, are caused by an error or ‘mutation’ in a single gene. Some mutations, like BRCA 1 and 2, are linked to a heightened risk of breast and ovarian cancer and have become critical medical tools for evaluating an individual patient’s risk for serious diseases. However, most diseases, including SUDs, are much more complex. Variations in many different genes contribute to a person’s overall level of risk or protection from a SUD. In addition, environmental factors like sleep quality, diet, or stress, can directly influence how genes act.”