Guns N’ Roses Guitarist: Electronic Cigarettes Almost Killed Me, Doctors Said Keep Smoking
So says Guns N’ Roses guitarist, DJ Ashba. In a troubling and certainly trustworthy confessional posted on Instagram, DJ detailed his near death experience with electronic cigarettes.
Apparently he purchased some electronic cigarettes from a mall in Poland, which “contained high doses of nicotine and antifreeze which kills people.” One hospital visit later, eight doctors were apparently working to save his life from an electronic cigarette that apparently contained the equivalent of “33 packs of cigarettes a day.”
Following a CAT scan, doctors were apparently shocked that all his internal organs were functioning normally. Still, they recommended he take smoking back up immediately (the most logical course of action), because his body would “go into shock if I just stop smoking…”
I could lambaste the folly of these claims (one e-cig equivalent to 825 cigarettes? COME ON MAN), and his doctors “recommendations” for the next ten years, but we’ve all been down this road before. Still, I’m curious, what sort of electronic cigarette was he using, and how credible are these doctors? Perhaps this was an attempt to mask some other sort of overdose? I suppose we’ll never know.
My estimation of the credibility of his story: