Henry Rollins apologizes for LA Weekly column on Robin Williams' suicide

By Kyle Johnson,

Henry Rollins took to his website on Friday to apologize for comments made about suicide following Robin Williams' tragic passing.

The Black Flag rocker was overwhelmed by backlash after he wrote a column for L.A. Weekly titled "F--k Suicide," where he criticized Williams for taking his own life, questioning how he could essentially abandon his children and end his life.

Rollins wrote that he finds that he isn't able to understand anyone who would willingly cut their life short and noted he knew at least two people who went down that path.

Well, unsurprisingly, he is now apologizing. He took to his website to offer up an apology for his comments and say that he was writing a longer article for L.A. Weekly. He starts off by admitting that his piece "caused a lot of hurt," which "is perhaps one of the biggest understatements of all time."

Rollins adds that he went through and read each and every letter sent to him following his article.

"That I hurt anyone by what I said, and I did hurt many, disgusts me. It was not at all my intent but it most certainly was the result."

As he continues his apology, Rollins notes, "I am not asking for a break from the caning, take me to the woodshed as much as you see fit. If what I said has caused you to be done with me, I get it." He concludes the apology with, "I am deeply sorry. Down to my marrow."

Rollins isn't the only one who later apologized following comments made, with Fox News host Shep Smith forced to backtrack after he called Williams a "coward" during a live broadcast on the day of the legendary comedian's death by suicide.

image courtesy of Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com



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