Vicky Cornell, the widow of late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, will give her first television interview since her husband’s death last May on Wednesday morning’s edition of ABC’s Good Morning America.
ABC released a preview in which Vicky claims that the prescription drug Ativan played a role in his death, which was ruled as suicide by medical examiners.
Vicky says in the interview, “My husband was the furthest thing from a rock star junkie. He just wasn’t. He was the best husband, the greatest father; I lost my soul mate and the love of my life. He wanted to be there for his family, for his children. He loved his life. He would never have ever left this world.”
“I don’t think that he could make any decisions because of the level of impairment. I know that people say you can’t blame yourself. I’m trying not to. But there were signs.” She continues, “People don’t recognize (addiction) as a disease. And . . . I feel guilty of the same thing. You think addiction is a choice, and it’s not.”
Cornell hanged himself in a Detroit hotel room on the night of May 18th, 2017, hours after completing a show with Soundgarden.