Weiland's Emotional Message To Fans
SCOTT WEILAND connected with fans at a STONE TEMPLE PILOTS gig in Texas on Sunday night (19Sep10) by giving an emotional speech about his drug addiction and marriage breakdown.
The singer has struggled with substance abuse over the last few years and battled heroin addiction before finally getting sober.
Weiland is adamant he's now clean and while onstage with his band at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas, he told fans how he had been affected by his past problems, as well as his painful split from his second wife, Mary Forsberg, in 2007.
The former Velvet Revolver star also insists he is determined to "take care" of himself for the sake of the band.
He told the crowd, "I believe in music, I believe in rock 'n roll, I believe in friendship and family. But you know what, on the 8th December will be time (sic) when I stopped doing dope... I started drinking again. I got divorced, my wife... And my whole world basically spun around and so you know what, I'm gonna take care of myself (now) because that's what I need to take care of... Instead of just having a few shows, I wanna have a whole hell of a lot of shows."