Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Criticism

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Earlier this week, Henry Rollins wrote a column for L.A. Weekly criticizing Robin Williams over his suicide. Last night, he posted a note to his website apologizing which called the anger in his article “off the scale and in my opinion, well placed,” before adding “I am deeply sorry. “Down to my marrow. I can’t think that means anything to you, but I am.”

The original column said that Williams was at fault for traumatizing his three children by taking his life. He wasn’t the only person to drop insensitive comments regarding suicide, but his letter was by far the most blunt and lengthy in discussing the topic. He took time to note that his phrasing was harsh, and, may have been interpreted incorrectly.

The new note addresses his personal experience with depression, saying, “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… I have had a life of depression. Some days are excruciating. Knowing what I know and having been through what I have, I should have known better but I obviously did not. I get so mad when I hear that someone has died this way. Not mad at them, mad at whatever got them there and that no one magically appeared to somehow save them.” For some, this is all they needed to hear, although Rollins is certainly going to continue in his outspoken ways here on out.

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