Red Hot Chili Peppers – Anthony Kiedis narrowly escaped kidney failure last year

December 17, 2008

(ChattahBox) — Red Hot Chili Peppers front man Anthony Kiedis narrowly escaped kidney failure last year, according to several NY Post sources. Reportedly the former cocaine and heroin addict was a frequent patient at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai hospital last summer as he battled kidney disease. Kiedis’ drug battles saw him in and out of rehab for years, but the seven-time Grammy winner says he’s been clean since December 2000. He most notably spoke about his drug problem in a 2004 biography, “Scar Tissue,” where he pretty much said nothing got in the way of him getting a fix back in the day. The Chili Pepper’s last public appearance was in August, when he served as host of American Eagle’s NAMU music festival in Pittsburgh. During a press conference, Kiedis politely begged off questions as to why he wasn’t performing.

According to the sources Anthony’s health was pretty bleak and organ failure was a possibility. There was talk of how to get him on a transplant list, to cover all the bases, but that opened up a whole new can of worms because people with histories of drug and alcohol abuse are less likely to receive the organs they need. Up next for the back-on-track Kiedis: an HBO series based on his unconventional, rock ’n’ roll childhood.

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip


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