Lionel Richie Bassist Stabs Himself Multiple Times After Getting High
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Lionel Richie Bassist Stabs Himself Multiple Times After Getting High


Ethan Farmer, who tours as Lionel Richie's bassist, has reportedly stabbed himself multiple times while high.

But perhaps the oddest part of the incident is that he apparently was only high on marijuana.

The legendary bassist, who's played with countless acts like Aretha Franklin, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Christina Aguilera, was discovered bleeding heavily from multiple stab wounds in his San Fernando Valley apartment late Tuesday night.

The 42-year-old was reportedly hanging out with some friends and eating cannabis-laced brownies or cookies when he had an adverse reaction and suddenly went crazy.

Friends say he turned violent after eating the drugs and stabbed himself multiple times, according to TMZ, prompting a 911 call.

The musician declined to reveal details about the event when approached by the site, and instead just stated that he is recovering.

He later posted an Instagram video of himself with his mother, where he seemed to be in good spirits.

My twin!!!! I love her so much!!!! #iStillSleepinHerbedWithHer #mamaBoy #SheisThebest #LoveUrMoms

A post shared by Ethan Farmer (@ebassman) on

Recreational marijuana consumption is now legal in California following a referendum last year, and reports of the drug causing a violent reaction such as this are almost unheard of.

It also seems unlikely that a 42-year-old successful touring musician who's been in show business for decades was just trying pot for the first time, leading us to speculate that whatever he ate could have been laced with something other than cannabis.

Have you had any dangerous experiences with marijuana?

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