Chris Cornell’s Widow Reaches Out To Red Hot Chili Peppers Member After Drug Revelation


Late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky has tweeted out a message of support to Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea candidly opening up about his past drug addiction and prescription drugs making him feel high a few years ago.

Vicky Cornell tweeted, “Flea of the @ChiliPeppers wrote an amazing piece for @TIME about his struggle with #addiction. Thank you, Flea for your honesty and for raising awareness on the need to educate doctors on #addiction and the dangers of overprescribing.”

Flea wrote in his TIME piece, “A few years ago I broke my arm snowboarding and had to have major surgery. My doctor put me back together perfectly, and thanks to him I can still play bass with all my heart. But he also gave me two-month supply of Oxycontin. The bottle said to take four each day. I was high as hell when I took those things. It not only quelled my physical pain, but all my emotions as well. I only took one a day, but I was not present for my kids, my creative spirit went into decline and I became depressed. I stopped taking them after a month, but I could have easily gotten another refill.

Perfectly sane people become addicted to these medications and end up dead. Lawyers, plumbers, philosophers, celebrities — addiction doesn’t care who you are.

There is obviously a time when painkillers should be prescribed, but medical professions should be more discerning. It’s also equally obvious that part of any opioid prescription should include follow-up, monitoring and a clear solution and path to rehabilitation if anyone becomes addicted. Big pharma could pay for this with a percentage of their huge profits.”

Vicky Cornell has claimed that the prescription drug Ativan played a major role in Chris Cornell’s May 2017 death.