WATCH: KORN Guirtarist Explains Why He Called CHESTER BENNINGTON's Death "Cowardly"

WATCH: KORN Guirtarist Explains Why He Called CHESTER BENNINGTON's Death "Cowardly"

Christine Guariña

Posted at July 22, 2017

Comrades of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington from the music circle have been mourning the death of the singer. But Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch has a different opinion about his friend's suicide.

On his Facebook page, the musician said Chester's mode of death pissed him off calling it a "cowardly way out". "I'm sick of this suicide sh*t! I've battled depression/mental illness, and I'm trying to be sympathetic, but it's hard when you're pissed! Enough is enough! Giving up on your kids, fans and life is the cowardly way out!!!"

Fans quickly slammed Head for his comments, which he later on explained on Twitter saying he "didn't mean to sound insensitive" and that he was "just dealing with a range of emotions".

Korn, later, dedicated a song to Chester at a show.

Video Courtesy: remordie

Another statement was released by Head in a form of video where he reflected on the death of the late LP frontman and another music icon who died a way similarly, Chris Cornell. "I got emotional today about it. It's so close to home. We are a small community here in the rock world," he said. "I got mad and sad and grieving... I know everybody is out there. I just don't want it to happen anymore. Just don't get the rope or whatever and put it around your neck - no more. Don't get the pills and take them, don't get a gun and shoot yourself."

He continued giving advice on battling with depression, "Do anything you gotta do, you guys, to get past those feelings, you know. Do anything. Don't be alone."

The Korn co-founder is now using Chester's memories as a constant reminder to stay positive sharing an old photo of the performer's Christmas greeting for Brian's daughter.

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