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Scott Baio Clarifies Comments on Erin Moran's Death & Drug Use

Scott Baio Clarifies Comments on Erin Moran's Death & Drug Use

Scott Baio is clarifying his comments about Erin Moran‘s death after it was revealed she likely died of cancer, not drugs.

During a radio interview with The Bernie & Sid Show, the 56-year-old actor said of his former Happy Days co-star, “For me, you do drugs or drink, you’re gonna die. I’m sorry if that’s cold, but God gave you a brain, gave you the will to live and thrive and you gotta take care of yourself.”

Now, Scott is firing back at the backlash and explaining why he said what he said.

Click inside to read what Scott Baio wrote on Facebook…

Scott Baio’s Facebook clarification

Saturday, April 22nd around 3:30 PM my wife received a text message saying Erin Moran had died. I couldn’t believe it. NO PRESS OR MEDIA HAD REPORTED THIS. I thought it may be a hoax. Shortly after that TMZ reported this to be true, along with every other news outlet to follow. I was sad, in disbelief, sick to my stomach, and in complete shock.

Sunday, April 23rd I sat in my office, collected my thoughts to post a statement. I wanted to remember all the best, my most fondest times with Erin. I was still trying to process this loss.

Later that evening, the Internet and television stations were blasting headlines “Erin Moran died due to a heroine overdose “. This made me very upset and angry. This is one of my worse fears for her, or anyone else. Especially in this business. I was on an emotional rollercoaster. I hadn’t slept well since the news of her passing.

Monday, April 24th at 6AM Pacific time I did a live radio interview. I was asked ONLY about Erin’s troubled past due to drug & alcohol abuse. I was still upset and said I felt that living that kind of a lifestyle will catch up with you and nothing good would come of it.

Now it seems every news outlet & tabloid wants to paint a different picture of me and of what really happened. They’re stating that I’m saying drugs caused her to die after it was reported stage 4 cancer. This is so wrong! Now I truly understand the meaning of “Fake News”. This is crazy.

I’m also trying to process this loss. Erin was my very first real girlfriend. My wife and Erin contacted each other and spoke often for over a decade. I even had her on my reality show years ago. I DID reach out to her over a span of 30 years.

Please stop assuming the worse in me. I’m a compassionate person. I’m very heartbroken over her passing, especially since it was cancer.

I don’t see people going after or attacking every network that said it was a drug overdose.

I’ve openly stated my truths.
I’m done. (via Facebook)

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Posted to: Erin Moran, Scott Baio

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  • Penny

    It was a pretty insensitive thing to say. He should have kept his big mouth shut until the cause of death was released.

  • Jolene234

    He rails at the tabloids for giving “fake” news but then proceeds to repeat them. None of the real news outlets gave cause of death prior to the autopsy saying stage 4 cancer. Only entertainment/tabloid sites did. I agree with you completely.

  • plez

    He’s an a s s. Using the excuse that he did not know about her having cancer does not forgive his response.
    A woman died. A woman that he knew. Yet his response was if you use drugs you died. This statement does not express compassion.

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  • Nelson

    It’s amazing how those that show themselves as douches, stay doing and saying the most douchiest things. I saw this earlier and thought “Oh, of course it would be this moron that would say something so insensitive as this.”

  • persononhere

    well, she was heavy into drugs, even the fonzie guy said that a few days ago – he was prolly just assuming but yeah, he should have just been quiet. he has never been a kind man anyway, so it fits his personality

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  • suzybel

    He can’t backpedal fast enough!

  • USWeeklyHatesComments

    A demented justification that proves you are an asshole.

    And you and Trump are one in the same. THE FAKE NEWS IS LYING. Why? Because they QUOTED your damn words and shit, you come off as an asshole.

    Someone on Twitter made a great point… your wife talked to her 1 month ago, but you didn’t know she was sick, dying or had cancer.

    Your mouth keeps proving you’re a dick, your support of Trump just proves how big of a hole you really are, and you hate that you can’t be an asshole without people saying ummmm no.