Chris Cornell’s widow tells Dr. Oz about what she learned about Soundgarden’s final show

Vicky Cornell appeared on Dr. Oz last week to discuss Chris’ suicide, including his behavior during Soundgarden’s last show. It was at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on May 16, 2017. If you’d like to review it first, take a look at the video.

During the interview, Vicky tells of what she learned about that last Soundgarden show. Here’s a transcript of some of what she said. (Via Alternative Nation)

Even from crew members, and people who have been on tour with him for over 10 years, and fans pretty much said the same thing. He couldn’t sing from note one, he was trying really hard, he walked off stage a few times, he was clearly struggling, he forgot words to songs. It was not a Soundgarden show, it was not a Chris Cornell show.

At one point in the conversation, things took a detour to a “strange bald spot” on the back of Chris’ head.

I didn’t know about that, so I looked at footage from the show, it was the first time I did it, at some point in July. As soon as he turned around, I saw a huge bald spot in the back of his head. I thought uh oh, maybe this has been photoshopped, so I sent messages out to his bandmates and Soundgarden’s photographer, and I asked if anyone saw anything. The photographer sent that to me and said, ‘I didn’t notice until I noticed.’ His bandmates also saw it, they saw there was a weird bald spot on his head.

You can watch an excerpt of the interview here.




Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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