Chris Cornell criticized the glorification of musicians and actors dying from drug overdoses in a new interview with TampaBay.com.
Sober for years, Cornell doesn’t look back on his prior life of addiction as something he survived — even after the high-profile, drug-related deaths of artists like Scott Weiland and Prince.
“What ends up happening with musicians and actors is, they’re famous, so when somebody has an issue, it’s something that gets talked about,” he said. “People die of drug overdoses every day that nobody talks about. It’s a shame that famous people get all the focus, because it then gets glorified a little bit, like, ‘This person was too sensitive for the world,’ and, ‘A light twice as bright lives half as long,’ and all that. Which is all bullshit. It’s not true.”
Cornell also tweeted about the Orlando terrorist attack.
So sick about yet another hate crime with bullshit religious underpinnings and completely innocent victims. All I see are fearful cowards✌?
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) June 14, 2016