Ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist Reacts To Fan Asking If He’s Gay


A fan recently asked former Red Hot Chili Peppers and current Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro on Instagram, “Are you gay?”

Navarro responded, “Sorry man, I am not. But keep following your heart, I’m sure he’s out there somewhere…your Mr. Right could be right around the corner!”

Navarro has shared an unfinished letter that late Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland wrote him. You can view it below.

Navarro wrote on Instagram, “Just found an old unfinished letter from a friend. #scottweiland #RIP brother!”

Navarro revealed how Weiland connected him with a therapist in an April 2018 Yahoo interview.

“I felt isolated and alone, and the drugs made me feel included, and made me feel OK,” he recalls. “I can tell you that when my mom died, I didn’t have a support system. I didn’t have a therapist. I didn’t have a psychiatrist. I didn’t have friends who could understand. And I always felt kind of like the odd man out, because I had this horrific trauma, this bag of bricks that I was carrying around with me, that my friends didn’t.”

“In 1983, those types of things weren’t talked about as often, freely. And so, for whatever reason, I never did talk about it. And I wish I had,” Navarro continues. “And I guess the message we’re saying here is, it’s not too late to get in and see someone. Sometimes, when it comes to trauma, telling your story in a linear fashion really helps alleviate some of the suffering.”

For years, Navarro has been into meditation and yoga, and he regularly visits a therapist whom he met through his friend Scott Weiland. “I go to therapy whether I’m feeling good, or whether I’m feeling bad. That keeps me on an even keel,” Navarro asserts. “I don’t feel any shame in saying that. I feel that it’s an incredible strength to be able to ask for help. Had it not been for the support team I had around me, I very well may have been one of the statistics.”

Just found an old unfinished letter from a friend. #scottweiland #RIP brother!

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  • Suicide_Note

    Sooooo was he digging through Weiland’s possessions somewhere? How else does one find an unfinished letter? I think that’s the real story here.

  • Chris Ross

    1) Why title it as “Ex Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist” when you can just say Janes Addiction guitarist, or even easier, Dave Navarro?

    2) Why is this news?

    3) Why combine an older article about a half written letter he found from Scott Weiland?

    • dakotablue

      That’s barely a tenth of a letter, much less half!

  • Berkeley5th

    Brett, shouldn’t the headline have read “Ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist REVEALS What He Said To Fan Asking If He’s Gay” You forgot to put “Reveals” in the headline somehow, isn’t that like part of every single headline ever? I mean, who would read an article if it didn’t REVEAL something?