EXCLUSIVE: Steven Adler – Sweet Child of Mine: How I Lost My Son to Guns N’ Roses

EXCLUSIVE: Steven Adler – Sweet Child of Mine: How I Lost My Son to Guns N’ Roses

The Dirty spoke exclusively with Deanna Adler, the mother of former Guns N’ Roses star Steven Adler. Deanna has be under a media blitz with the release of her new book ‘Sweet Child of Mine: How I Lost My Son to Guns N’ Roses’ which has shot up the Amazon charts. We had the chance to ask Deanna some interesting questions and she gave us some telling answers:

When we asked how Guns N’ Roses reacted to the tell all, she told us, “I haven’t heard any backlash from the bandmates. The book is really about a mothers unconditional love with her son. I didn’t attack them because I was never on the road with the boys. When they [Guns N’ Roses] signed with Geffen Records I really lost touch with my son Steven.”

We then asked – when did you find out your son was doing drugs? She told us, “My husband and I were watching some award show on MTV and Axl [Rose] told the world he kicked Steven Adler out of the band because he was using drugs … talk about the pot calling the kettle black. I was so upset. Axl told 30 million people my son was a drug addict so there was no more denying it.”

Deanna continued, “It didn’t really hit Steven until a couple days after he was kicked out of band. He went to a Hollywood nightclub that always treated him like a king with VIP service. But this time security told him to go to the back of line with the regular folks. Then Steven went into deep spiral of drug use.”

So what should we expect in this book? She stated, “Honestly I couldn’t walk away from my son and I knew if I did, he would die. Steven tried to kill himself so many times, overdosed, had a heart attack, a stroke… one time I tried to call him and he wouldn’t answer, so I went to his house … blinds closed, knocking, knocking – Steven finally answers, waking up and telling me ‘Mom I took a whole bottle of valium and drank an entire bottle of Jägermeister and it was the best sleep of my life’ … crazy right. So I’m hoping mothers out there read my book and understand they are not alone and shouldn’t be ashamed of their child’s substance abuse. God has a plan for everyone.”


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