The world is still reeling after we found out about the alleged suicide of legendary Prodigy frontman Keith Flint on Monday and former Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten has decided to come out and give his verdict on his death.
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Rotten was on the way to the premiere of Epix’s Punk at SIR in Los Angeles when he urged others in the music industry to come and talk to him if they were feeling alone and unloved following their success to try and avoid anything like this happening again. The tearful singer said the following:
My heart is broken for him. He was a good friend of mine.
Nobody loved him and he was left alone and he got destroyed.
Why? Do so many people in this industry be left alone? Come to me, I’m Johnny.
What you’ve got to understand is, were not looking after each other anymore … any of you out there, come talk to me. Alright?
Come talk to me. We do not need to die.
I mean I suppose he’s got a point there but it’s a lot easier said than done I think. The sad fact is that people involved in the music industry do seem more prone to this behaviour than others. There are a bunch of people and organisations out there who have been trying to help in recent years – let’s hope that Keith’s death isn’t in vain though and these issues do receive more widespread coverage in the future. RIP.
For more of the same, check out the Firestarter video without any music. Weird.