Chris Cornell’s Widow Emotionally Reveals His Disease: ‘There Were Signs’


Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky will appear on Good Morning America tomorrow in her first television interview since her late husband’s death last year. ABC have released a preview where she claims the prescription drug Ativan played a role in his death, ruled as suicide by medical examiners. She also revealed that addiction was his disease, and not a choice.

“My husband was the furthest thing from a rock star junkie. He just wasn’t,” she says in the interview. “He was the best husband, the greatest father; I lost my soul mate and the love of my life. He wanted to be there for his family, for his children. He loved his life. He would never have ever left this world.”

“I don’t think that he could make any decisions because of the level of impairment,” his widow said in an upcoming Good Morning America interview with Robin Roberts airing Wednesday. “I know that people say you can’t blame yourself. I’m trying not to. But there were signs.”

Vicky became visibly emotional while reflecting upon Chris’ death. “I know that people say you can’t blame yourself. And I’m trying not to, but there were signs,” she said. “People think that addiction is like, ‘Oh, you were an addict,’ and people don’t recognize it as a disease. And … I feel guilty of the same thing. You think addiction is a choice, and it’s not.”

Watch the preview clip below.