Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins
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Dave Grohl On Bennington, Cornell And Mental Health
In an interview with The Rock FM in New Zealand, Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins did just that when they shared their feelings on the passings of their beloved peers. Grohl, who was a member of Nirvana when frontman Kurt Cobain died by suicide in 1994, spoke about the difficulty of losing friends to suicide.
"I can't speak for anybody else's condition, but the hardest part is when you lose a friend," Grohl said. "I just always immediately think of their families and bandmates, because going through something like suicide, it's a long road."
Grohl went on to advocate for people to take care of their mental health, noting mental illness is a "disease" that he feels needs to be addressed.
"I think that mental health and depression is something people should take seriously," said Grohl. "There's a stigma attached to it, which is unfortunate. Just as you take care of yourselves in every other way, I think it's important that people really try to take care of themselves in that way."
"It just goes to show you, it doesn't matter what's in your bank account, or how many hits are on your YouTube page," added Hawkins. "Look after yourself, and if it looks like someone is down, way down, check up on them."