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  posted on 6/21/2011 at 02:07 PM
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  posted on 6/21/2011 at 03:00 PM
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  posted on 6/21/2011 at 06:05 PM
Great article.

Thought it was a stupid question though when he asked about Duane. Man...how many times does GA have to be asked that question?

 

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  posted on 6/21/2011 at 06:33 PM
Very good article. But as Dan points out, they always gotta bring up the memory of Duane. Thanks to the poster for the article.

 

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  posted on 6/22/2011 at 04:58 AM
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  posted on 6/22/2011 at 07:39 AM
Gregg, Denial is not the longest river in Africa!

This makes about the third article that I've read in the past few days where Gregg cites an early tattoo as the origin of his Hep-C.

I knew a woman who died of cancer a while back. She insisted right up to her death that her life-long habit of 2 packs a day had absolutely nothing to do with her getting the disease. Gregg seems to dismiss 30 - 40 years of partying and hard-livin' in general as any possible connection to his illness. Maybe it's a moot issue.

 

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  posted on 6/22/2011 at 08:19 AM
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Gregg, Denial is not the longest river in Africa!

This makes about the third article that I've read in the past few days where Gregg cites an early tattoo as the origin of his Hep-C.



People sure do hear/see/read ... things differently. Not sure what the issue is with Gregg saying he believes the origin of his Hep C was a tattoo needle ... is there evidence to the contrary?

And, I don't see him denying the role his lifestyle payed in his illness, either.

A few quotes from the article cited above:

"So then it laid dormant in me from 20 to 50. Then in the '80s, when I started drinking, that just made the environment perfect. Yep."


"If there was anything I could change about my career, it would be drugs and alcohol."

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  posted on 10/10/2011 at 06:38 PM
Hep C can be passed via a shared coke straw. There must be minute blood residue to an open blood source but it can happen. It must be blood to blood medium. Shared nail clippers. Shared toothbrushes. I can say as a Hep C survivor and cured one that Gregg is out to lunch if he thinks he can state where he got it. In my case I can say maybe tattoo, maybe blood from surgery, maybe toothbrush or nail clippers, maybe coke straw from many years ago, but I will admit, the high probability cause was being a heroin addict at age 19 and shooting dope and sharing needles. High probability Gregg is doing the whitewash with the years routine. He certainly is not someone to go to for Hep C info, he has proven partially informed at best, love the guy, but with money comes laziness and he is not his own best advocate, as one must become. Get your info from reputable sources, such as www.hivandhepatitis.com

 

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  posted on 10/11/2011 at 10:02 AM
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Great article.

Thought it was a stupid question though when he asked about Duane. Man...how many times does GA have to be asked that question?


Most people already know the answer to that as his decline into the abyss occurred shortly after Duane's death. The question the guy was really trying to get at, but did not have the balls to ask was, did you ever consider letting yourself die so you could be with him again; but you can't ask that and he wouldn't answer you if you did ask. That's soul level, soul searchin' stuff that a person in his position would go thru.

If the Hepatitis C had presented itself and became known to him back in the early 70's, his answer to it might have been different than it is today. Now he has the desire to live and enjoy being alive, which is the evolution Duane would have wanted him to develop. So things are as they should be.

 

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Hep C can be passed via a shared coke straw. There must be minute blood residue to an open blood source but it can happen. It must be blood to blood medium. Shared nail clippers. Shared toothbrushes. I can say as a Hep C survivor and cured one that Gregg is out to lunch if he thinks he can state where he got it. In my case I can say maybe tattoo, maybe blood from surgery, maybe toothbrush or nail clippers, maybe coke straw from many years ago, but I will admit, the high probability cause was being a heroin addict at age 19 and shooting dope and sharing needles. High probability Gregg is doing the whitewash with the years routine. He certainly is not someone to go to for Hep C info, he has proven partially informed at best, love the guy, but with money comes laziness and he is not his own best advocate, as one must become. Get your info from reputable sources, such as www.hivandhepatitis.com


Nail clippers or coke straws? That's some scary sh*t.

 

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  posted on 10/11/2011 at 12:59 PM
I truly love Bird's honesty and insight.

I suspect Gregg may have done some really stupid things while stoned, in hindsight (20/20) , he may be in denial, or he may be reacalling some less then savory conditions he allowed himself to be tattooed in. Who knows? One can only imagine.

Perhaps Gregg fears more that his tattoos will be emulated by a younger fan base, rather than thinking they will look at his history of drug abuse and share needles.

just a thought...

 

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  posted on 10/11/2011 at 01:14 PM
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Gregg, Denial is not the longest river in Africa!

This makes about the third article that I've read in the past few days where Gregg cites an early tattoo as the origin of his Hep-C.

I knew a woman who died of cancer a while back. She insisted right up to her death that her life-long habit of 2 packs a day had absolutely nothing to do with her getting the disease. Gregg seems to dismiss 30 - 40 years of partying and hard-livin' in general as any possible connection to his illness. Maybe it's a moot issue.


Maybe he just doesn't want to publicly talk about that side. It doesn't mean that he isn't aware that it can be any of those other things. He tends to want to look forward and probably doesn't want a bunch of stupid articles being written about such personal past mistakes. Because all it would take is for him to say "yeah, it could have been any one of numerous times I shot up" and then a bunch of articles follow: ROCK STAR SAYS HE GOT HEP C FROM SHOOTING UP... or something. He's trying to be positive.

 

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  posted on 10/11/2011 at 06:14 PM
OK, I am going to step into this one more time.

What I have mostly read/heard has been Gregg saying "they tell me I most likely got it from a dirty tattoo needle" and he then would typically go on to talk about the unsanitary/very questionable practices of reusing tattoo needles that had been soaking in some unidentified solution.

My own take on this is that 1) he was not saying that he definitively got HepC from a tattoo needle, but that there is a very strong likelihood given the extremely risky lack of tattoo-related sanitation back in the day. And, 2) he was also emphasizing just what you all seem to be saying -- that there are many ways to get the disease and one does not need to be an IV drug user to contract HepC.

Doubtless he could have gotten the virus from any number of sources from nail clippers to surgery (as did a 90-year-old woman I know -- they didn't test blood used in transfusions for HepC back in the day, either -- to shooting up. I don't see where he is being intentionally misleading nor do I see him holding himself up as an 'expert' on the disease. He has also said that his lifestyle -- including heavy drinking -- was a factor.

To me, Gregg seems to be telling his own/personal story the way he sees it, nothing more. The HepC campaign that he is supporting is aimed at encouraging people to GET TESTED and, if necessary, get TREATED regardless of lifestyle or past behavior.

[Edited on 10/12/2011 by Brightboy]

[Edited on 12/10/2011 by Brightboy]

 
 


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