Chris Cornell’s Widow Vicky Releases A Statement About The Leaked Court Documents Settling With Chris’ Doctor
Late Soundgarden lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell’s wife Vicky Cornell shared a post on her official Instagram stories and released a statement after the confidential settlement she and late musician’s doctor have reached was leaked.
As many of you know, Chris and Vicky Cornell married in 2004 and the lovely couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Toni in September 2004, and a son named Christopher Nicholas in December 2005. They had a passionate marriage with collaborative charity work including the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation which works to aid the homeless, the poor, and abused or neglected children.
Cornell publicly talked about his struggle with depression, isolation, and suicidal thoughts several times throughout his life, however, he has been sober for years and had such a great relationship with his family, however, he passed away at the age of 52 on May 18, 2017, due to suicide by hanging himself.
Despite Soundgarden singer’s autopsy and toxicology report revealed that drugs did not contribute to the cause of death and only prescription medications in therapeutic doses were found in Cornell’s system, his wife Vicky filed a lawsuit against Dr. Robert Koblin who was accused of prescribing anti-anxiety drugs without examining Chris Cornel who had an addiction history.
While the lawsuit wasn’t still concluded, the court documents were leaked and it was recently revealed that both sides reached a confidential settlement agreement. In order to clear the air, Vicky Cornell shared a post on her official Instagram stories releasing a statement in which she revealed that the lawsuit is about to come to an end as well as thanking every fan who has been there for her family for the past four years.
Here is what Vicky Cornell said:
“Some of you may have read about the leaked court documents concerning my family’s settlement with Chris’s prescribing doctor. While my family is relieved that our dispute is finally on the verge of resolution, we will provide additional information once the settlement has been formally approved by the Court.
In the meantime, we continue to mourn Chris’s tragic and untimely death and are focusing on changing the law to require doctors to be educated about the risks of prescribing Benzodiazepined to patients with a history of addiction.
Thank you for your continued love and support through these last four years. -VC”
You can see the Instagram story below.