The 48-year-old musician hasn’t given away any of his bikes, but no longer rides them as he worried he might fall and suffer such a serious injury, he would have to postpone performances.
He said: “BMX is the kind of thing, it’s not just riding around the block, it’s jumping and stuff, so as soon as I get on a bike you’re invariably going to fall”
“I have a couple of bikes at home and I still love it, but it’s one of those things, you’re going to fall, and if I break something before I tour the worst thing I can possibly think of is having to call these guys and be like, ‘Hey, the tour we’ve been looking forward to is going to be postponed because I’ve broken my wrist’.”
As well as giving up biking, Slash has also given up his beloved pet snake Sam as he couldn’t care for him on the road, but he is pleased his reptile is happy in his new home.
He said: “Sam is at the zoo in Nashville now, we were touring so much and as he got bigger nobody in my family would take care of him. He’s between 10 and 15 feet. I gotta give them credit, the zoo put him in a way better enclosure than I was going to build, so he’s happy.”
By Sunday World