ANDREW W.K. has issued a public apology for his previous remarks in regards to the untimely passing of DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams in which he implied that the singer's death was drug-related.Here is Andrew's statement in its entirety: "To those it may concern: Hello, this is Andrew W.K. writing in regards to Dave Williams. In no way whatsoever did I ever mean to disrespect Dave Williams. I apologize completely and totally to his family, friends, and fans for any upset that I may have caused. When I answered a question about his death, I was only going by what I had been told. It's clear now that the information I first heard was wrong, and I am very sorry. I had been told many things by many people about what had caused Mr. Williams' death. I had been asked many times by many people about what had caused Mr. Williams' death. At the time when I answered that question, I answered it with the information which I had been given. I didn't know exactly how he died, and because of that I should have never said anything. I didn't stop to think that the information might be wrong. I acted irresponsibly and carelessly. My intentions were only to praise Mr. Williams and share information that I thought was helpful to those wondering about his death. My intentions were never to misinform or confuse anyone about his death. Now we know: He died of natural causes. He did not die from drugs or alcohol. I am not writing this apology to save my reputation or protect myself, I'm just writing it to save the reputation of Mr. Williams. I just want you to know that I'm aware of my mistake, and that I am very sorry for it. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Mr. Williams, his band, and all of his fans. I would still like to think that I was his friend, definitely not as close to him as so many of you were, but I would've liked to have been — everyone would want a friend like him. Again, I also want to restate that I found Mr. Williams to be one of the most friendly, outgoing, and genuine people that I have ever met. I can remember when I first heard the song 'Bodies' — I was sitting watching T.V. and that video came on. I remember how excited I was about the vocals. Super intense, cool, booming stuff! It was so awesome! It was the first time in so long I heard such powerful metal on TV. I remember when Mr. Williams first came up and introduced himself to me. He was just so friendly. These are the things that I remember of him, not how he died, BUT HOW HE LIVED. And I know that all of you are doing the same. That's all I should have written about, I didn't know the facts about his death, only gossip and hearsay — I really just made a bad mistake. I will never again repeat something I was told unless I know for sure that it's true. That's a good thing for us all to keep in mind. With deepest sincerity, Andrew W.K."
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