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Paul Stanley Apologies for Gene Simmons’ Prince Comments

Stanley offered an apology for his bandmate Gene Simmons who stirred up controversy by calling Prince’s death “pathetic.”

By Radio.com Staff

Paul Stanley has taken to social media to apologize for comments by his KISS bandmate Gene Simmons.

Related: Gene Simmons on Prince: ‘How pathetic that he killed himself’

Simmons stirred controversy in a new interview with Newsweek in which he called Prince’s death “pathetic.”

“I think Prince was heads, hands and feet above all the rest of them,” said Simmons.  “I thought he left [Michael] Jackson in the dust. Prince was way beyond that. But how pathetic that he killed himself. Don’t kid yourself, that’s what he did. Slowly, I’ll grant you…but that’s what drugs and alcohol is: a slow death.”

He added, “The one question I have is: When we all start out and we have these big dreams and you finally get your wish—you have more money than God and fame—what is that insane gene in us, well, a lot of us, that makes us want to succumb to the cliché of clichés: drugs and alcohol?”

This afternoon, Stanley tweeted the following statement in response to those comments.

“Embarrassed by cold clueless statements re Prince’s death. Without all the facts better to say nothing. My apologies.”

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