Chris Cornell’s Wife Blames Prescription Pills In Heart-Wrenching Statement
Vicky Cornell, wife of the late Chris Cornell, released a statement to multiple outlets Friday morning in which she recounted the events leading up to the singer’s death this week and argued that prescription pills played a role in his suicide.
“As everyone who knew him commented, Chris was a devoted father and husband,” she said. “He was my best friend. His world revolved around his family first and of course, his music, second.”
“He flew home for Mother’s Day to spend time with our family,” she continued. “He flew out mid-day Wednesday, the day of the show, after spending time with the children. When we spoke before the show, we discussed plans for a vacation over Memorial Day and other things we wanted to do.”
But when the pair spoke on the phone after his show Wednesday at the Fox Theater in Detroit, she noticed something was off about the singer ― something fans at the show later said they noticed too.
“He was slurring his words; he was different,” Vicky said. “When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him.”
Security eventually forced open the door of Chris’ hotel room at the MGM Grand Casino, where they found him unreponsive on the floor of the bathroom Cornell. A medical examiner later determined that the singer’s cause of