Several media outlets have picked up on the story we broke on Scott Weiland’s disastrous performance in Corpus Christi, Texas. A Scott Weiland representative admitted to TMZ that Weiland had a couple of drinks before the show. They also used the excuse that he was tired, and also said there was an ear monitor problem. Weiland is a self-admitted alcoholic, and has said in the past that it is dangerous for him to drink, even after quitting heroin.
Weiland wrote during a sober period in his 2011 book Not Dead & Not For Sale that he prayed for his sobriety, and wanted to still be sober by the time the book came out. “For years I’ve known goddamn well that I’m a drunk, but who wants to admit that? After kicking the strong stuff, why couldn’t I have a little drink now and then? What harm was there in a small indulgence? The answer was serious harm – potentially fatal harm. For me, putting a drink in my mouth is something like putting a lead blanket over my heart. There’s been so much pain in the past few years that I’m afraid to feel, or commit. I pray that this will end. I don’t want to be alone anymore. I want to be able to love again. The dream of every drunk – to be able to manage their drinking – is one that has died hard for me. My prayer is that. once and for all, that dream is dead. So I’m back to counting days. It’s nearly been two months since I’ve had a drink. By the time you read this book, my hope is that it will be six months.” By the time the book came out, Weiland admitted to Howard Stern that he had gone back to drinking.