John Corabi‘s son struggles with heroin addiction, so the former Motley Crue frontman looked to his former bandmates who have dealt with addiction for advice. The musician says he was disappointed when he got “no response” from Nikki Sixx and Tommy LeeThe short answer made him “bump out”.
While Corabi was on The Chuck Shute Podcast he revealed that he still keeps in touch with Tommy Lee. “I didn’t do anything until Tommy reached out to me first and said ‘Hey, Crab. How have you been?’ Blah blah blah. No matter what. Or I posted something and he made a comment about it. And then I reached out,” the singer revealed.
When Corabi reached out to his former bandmates about his son’s heroin addiction, he asked, “Hey, you guys have dealt with heroin addiction. How do I deal with this?” I got nothing from Nikki at all – no response. No, nothing.”
While Nikki Sixx offered no advice, Tommy Lee simply wrote one word in response, which was “rehab.” “He wasn’t like, ‘Oh, shit, dude. Sorry. Fuck! Are you making me? Ian does drugs? Nothing. He just wrote ‘rehab.’ No, like, ‘Rehab.’ Good luck. Tommy.” Like nothing. He just wrote ‘rehab’ send,” Corabi recalls.
“I wasn’t mad at them. I was a little disappointed in the fact that…If you want to be mad at me, great. C’est la vie. But you saw my child grow up,” the singer says. When Tommy Lee was the person who gave Corabi’s son Ian his first drum kit, Corabi was “bumped out with Tommy” when he only offered a word of advice.
“Tommy was the one Ian looked up to. And I just said, ‘You know what? I’ve reached out to those guys on several occasions.’ I reached out to Nikki when he divorced Donna D’Errico. I reached out to Tommy when the kid died in his pool. I reached out to Tommy when he went to jail. I reached out to Tommy and all these guys several times and I never got an answer,” Corabi said.
The former Motley Crue member thought that “maybe if they realized there was something wrong with my son, they’d just say, ‘Hey, dude.’ Here. Call this counselor.'” Corabi says he’s “done with those guys. I will never bother them again. I will never call them again. I won’t forget it.’…I will never forget the fact that i asked what i thought were my friends to help me. Not even with money. “Hey, do you have a phone number for a counselor or something I can contact?” And I got nothing. So I say, “Okay. Whatever.” It is what it is, dude. I’m not angry about it, but I have a very good, long memory.”
Corabi added: “I love Tommy. But look, we’re all like brothers. We love each other; we hate each other. It is what it is. But it’s my story. I’m sticking to it.”
John Corabi talks The Chuck Shute Podcast
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