Gene Simmons’s wife slammed Paul Stanley after the KISS frontman apologized for his bandmate’s comments about Prince.
Earlier this week, Simmons received backlash from friends, family and fans after calling Prince’s death “pathetic” and insinuating that the iconic artist died from a drug overdose.
Stanley denounced Simmons statement on Twitter, saying that he was “embarrassed” by Simmons comments and offering his apologies.
Simmons’ wife Shannon Tweed told Stanley on Twitter, “We all have our failings, but true friends don’t point at them and throw you under the bus. Especially partners of 40 years!”
Stanley replied, “‘Partners of 40 years says it all. Don’t confuse walking under the bus with being thrown under. My apology was right.”
Tweed then fired back, “You can’t apologize for someone else. It’s not up to you. He feels the way he feels. He would never do that to you — never.”
Simmons took to Twitter to clarify his remarks about Prince. He said, “I apologize — I have a long history of getting very angry at what drugs do to the families/friends of the addicts. I get angry at drug users because of my experience being around them coming up in the rock scene.”