SCOTT WEILAND Appears In L.A. Court, Explains His Addiction

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland was photographed leaving Los Angeles Municipal Court, where he pleaded no contest to driving under the influence in Los Angeles, on Thursday (June 8). Check out pictures from Globe Photos.

As previously reported, Weiland was sentenced to a six-month stint in a drug program and was placed on probation and ordered to repay the owner of a parked vehicle he rammed shortly before his October arrest on the misdemeanor DUI charge.

Weiland, 36, previously was placed in a live-in detoxification program after an earlier arrest in May 2003 for heroin possession. In 1999, he served jail time for repeatedly violating his probation on drug charges and for failing to complete drug rehabilitation stints.

In other news, Weiland was recently asked by Stuff magazine what made plunging a needle into his arm seem like a good idea. "I was on medication for manic-depressive disorder," Weiland explained. "It's been an issue for the past 20 years. Part of the problem was, I got off my medication and decided to medicate myself with heroin — which worked for a while, but in the end, it stopped. I fell off the wagon during a time when my wife and I were separated and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS were broken up. I was in a suicidal depression — a narcissistic, obsessive depression. And the only thing I could think about was my own self-centered, dark world. My thoughts today are not on myself."

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