Saturday, July 19, 2008
Steven Adler Loves Getting High
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler was arrested for drug possession around 4AM yesterday after police received a call about a man refusing to leave a home and creating a disturbance.
The 43-year-old Adler, who was reportedly set to star in a spin-off of VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab” called “Sober Living,” after finishing his stint on the just-wrapped second season of “Rehab,” was arrested on suspicion of possessing narcotics and being under the influence, and for an outstanding warrant, according to Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson Richard French.
According to TMZ.com, the warrant was from a 2005 case in which Adler was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license; it was issued because he allegedly didn’t show up for an April 2006 court date on the case.
The Los Angeles Times reported that he was released on $45,000 bail.
Adler, a childhood friend of Slash, was an original member of GN’R and appeared on the band’s first three releases — including their breakthrough, Appetite for Destruction. He was booted from the group in 1990 due to his ongoing struggle with drug addiction. He suffered a stroke in 1996 after ingesting drugs and a second one a short time later, leaving him with impaired speech.
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