On the recent episode of Appetite for Distortion podcast, Guns N’ Roses employee Dr. Stephen Thaxton has revealed an untold story about Axl Rose and his drug usage.

He has revealed the phone call he got from Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose.

Here’s the statement:

“Axl and I haven’t spoken in twenty something years. During that time, Axl was clean, it was important for him to be clean, and probably why he and I bonded so quickly. I mean, within a couple of days I felt like I was his brother and we got super tight as a result of that.

However, my drug stance for what I represented fit very well for what he was trying to do at the time, but the other guys had different ideas.

I did tell one that if he did not stop his abuse he would not see thirty-five years of age, and much to my surprise and delight six months later I get a phone call from him and he’d cleaned up and has been clean and sober for a couple weeks.

Well, that’s great for a couple of weeks but that’s a tough thing to overcome. As far as I know that guy has been clean and sober since and has done great things with his life.”

Click here to source of the statement (Alternative Nation). You can listen to the entire interview below.