Dave Navarro has today opened up about the loss of his friend Chris Cornell in a Podcast conversation with his former Audioslave bandmate Tom Morello. The former Jane’s Addiction guitarist let his emotions bubble up.
On the Dark Matter podcast Navarro said: “I’ve been very close, I tell you man right when Chris died, I put on Soundgarden, and I sat there and I wept, and I wept because I knew how that felt. I’m getting teary now.”
Morello added, “I still weep all the time, it’s still so horrible.”
Navarro continued: “It hit me so hard to see someone so talented, so lovely, so incredible, and magical, and still mythical, and a loving human being who I worked with when we were on tour in 2003. He and I would bring kids from rehabs and hang out with them and say, ‘Hey guys, you can do this sober and stuff.’”
“To still have that hole in yourself, and still feel that depression and loneliness and isolation, especially on tour, I identified so deeply with that, and I felt so much loss and pain about that. That’s the one that hit me the hardest.”
Tom Morello responded with some advice for those affected by not only this situation but who struggle with mental health on a daily basis. He said “The lesson is that there is help, there are friends, there’s family, there are loved ones, and professionals who can help. If the arm is broken, you go to the doctor. You can do the same thing, and get real help that will save your life, and change your life, and definitely make it better.”