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Guns N' Roses Drummer Steven Adler Rushed To Hospital After Stabbing Himself

Rock and roll can be a dangerous world, but the world can be equally dangerous in your own home. TMZ reports that Steven Adler, the drummer for the legendary rock band Guns N' Roses, has been hospitalized following an accident with a knife.

Adler was rushed to the hospital after a report that someone had stabbed themselves.

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Law enforcement sources told TMZ someone at Adler's resident was the one to place the 911 emergency call on Thursday night. Adler was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Adler's rep has now spoken to TMZ.

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The representative for Adler states that "the stabbing was not a suicide attempt, and simply an accident," to counteract earlier headlines.

Adler's rep says that the injury is "very minor."

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They referred to the injury as a "superficial wound" and stated that it would not interfere with Adler's plans of playing a gig on July 12th in Las Vegas.

Adler was the drummer for Guns N' Roses from 1985-1990.

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Despite the band's incredible success during that time, Adler was let go from the band in 1990, due to his issues with substance abuse.

Adler has been very upfront about his history with substance abuse.

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He appeared on the second and fifth seasons of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Adler also was a part of the first season of the spin-off show Sober House.

Adler's reps assured TMZ that this accident was not related to substance use.

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While Adler's history has been very public, his representative states that Adler has "been sober for several years," and this incident was unrelated.

Adler had reunited with bandmates Slash, Axl Rose, and Duff McKagan for two shows in 2016.

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Due to back issues, however, Adler was unable to play a larger part in the reunion. He has made guest appearances with the band at a few other shows since.

Adler's Las Vegas solo gig is still scheduled to go on.

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Adler makes regular appearances as a solo act and as a guest drummer, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Guns N' Roses in 2012.

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