Aerosmith‘s frontman Steven Tyler talks about Nirvana‘s Kurt Cobain. He tried and offered to help Kurt Cobain.
Kurt Cobain was a musical genius, a talented singer, a songwriter, and a guitarist. He was the frontman of the band Nirvana, which was instrumental in shaping the grunge rock movement of the 90s. However, Kurt Cobain struggled with addiction throughout his life, which ultimately led to his tragic end. On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home, having taken his own life with a shotgun.
Before Kurt Cobain’s death, Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith, reached out to Cobain, offering to help him kick his heroin addiction. Tyler had himself struggling with addiction, and he wanted to help Cobain overcome his demons. However, Cobain’s response to Tyler’s offer was savage. He said, “This guy didn’t have to die.”
Kurt Cobain’s response to Steven Tyler’s offer may seem harsh. But it reflects the reality of addiction. Addiction is a complex disease that affects both the body and the mind. It changes the brain chemistry, making it difficult for individuals to quit using drugs or alcohol. It’s not enough to simply want to quit. Addiction requires a holistic approach to treatment that addresses the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of the disease.
While it’s commendable that Steven Tyler wanted to help Kurt Cobain, it’s essential to seek professional help when dealing with addiction. Addiction specialists have the training and expertise to help individuals overcome their addiction and lead sober life. They can provide a range of treatments, including detoxification, behavioral therapy, medication-assisted treatment, and ongoing support.
During his interview Steven Tyler talks about Kurt Cobain:
“Oh no, it’s much better than that. At first… Heroin, coke, Valium, anything that anyone came near with.
I have an addictive personality so I found certain drugs I loved and didn’t stop to the point of hurting my children, hurting my life, hurting my family, hurting my band. There was a point where I didn’t have a band and I didn’t care.
Right when It started coming out that Kurt was doing drugs, I remember Steven Tyler called and wanted to help. I told Kurt, Holy shit, Steven Tyler called my office and he wants to help you. Can I give him your number?’ And he was like, ‘Steven Tyler got to be a junkie for 18 fuckin’ years. I’ve only been doing drugs for an hour’.
It’s not my fucking fault that anyone knows that I did heroin. I have never talked about it. When I’m high, it’s really obvious. That’s why I’ve never gone out in public on it. I tried as hard as I could to keep it from everyone. I just hope to God nobody is influenced to do drugs because of me,” Cobain continued. “I definitely have a responsibility to talk negatively about heroin. It’s a really really evil drug. I think opiates are directly linked to Satan.
“He wasn’t preaching. Just talking about similar experiences he’d been through. He tried to encourage him. I’m angry about Kurt. This guy didn’t have to die.”
You can watch Steven Tyler talks about Kurt Cobain‘s addiction and death below!