PHILIP ANSELMO: LAYNE STALEY Wasn't Strong Enough To Fight Addiction

April 29, 2002

PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo has spoken out about the passing of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley and the growing indications that his death was drug-related. Anselmo, who went through a well-publicized heroin overdose in July 1996, told Billboard magazine that Layne “wasn't strong enough to shake it off”.

“There's a way you can. The guy had to understand there are methadone clinics all throughout the United States that are willing to help you,” Anselmo added. “They could have definitely helped him and saved him and given him his life back.”

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