Slash Says Heroin Left Him Unable to Play Guitar
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World Entertainment News Network is reporting that Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash finally decided to quit heroin when he realized his addiction meant he could not longer play his instrument properly.
The rocker, now 39, became a slave to the drug during his days with Guns 'N Roses, and got to the point where he no longer cared how low he was feeling.
Slash says, "One thing I always had was my ability to play guitar. When I found I couldn't even do that I knew it was time to quit, although it took me some time.
"The first time I took heroin I knew I'd discovered my favourite drug of all time. I never liked the hyped-up state cocaine puts you in.
"The sort of personality who shoots heroin is often a shy guy who wants to be cool and relaxed. But you can get to such a low point on it, you just don't care about your self-esteem."
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