Los Angeles, CA – Come on Scott, tell us how you REALLY feel!! In a recent radio interview, actor Scott Baio spoke on the death of former “Happy Days” star Erin Moran. Moran recently passed away due to complications of stage 4 cancer. However when expressing his feelings in regards to Moran’s sorrowful and tragic death, Baio stated: “..You Do Drugs or Drink, You’re Gonna Die.”!
Scott Baio guest appeared on “The Bernie and Sid” show on WABC radio Monday. Baio, who co-starred opposite Moran on the 80’s sitcom “Joanie Loves Chachi”, spoke his thoughts to the radio personalities on Moran’s passing. “My thing is, I feel bad because her whole life, she was troubled, could never find what made her happy and content. For me, you do drugs or drink, you’re gonna die.”. Baio continued, “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. I’m saddened by what happened. I don’t know if it was drugs that killed her, I read one report said it might have been and I hope it … I don’t know what I hope. It’s what it is. What can you do?”.
Oh, but Baio for damn sure didn’t stop there! “She was just an insecure human being and fell into this world of drugs and alcohol. Again, I don’t know if that’s what killed her, I’m sure it was a culmination of years and years of doing it that might have had something to do with it. She just never found her way,”, Baio said. “How do you help somebody that doesn’t want to help themselves? You try a couple of times and if they don’t want the help, I gotta go, sorry.”.
Following the radio interview, Baio released a follow-up statement clarifying his remarks. “The Internet and television stations were blasting headlines ‘Erin Moran died due to a heroin overdose’. This made me very upset and angry. This is one of my worse fears for her, or anyone else. 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!”. Baio continued, “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 (Scott Baio Is 45… And Single) 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.”.
Sheeesh Scott, that was a close one!! Thanks for the clearing that up – and our condolences to Erin Moran’s family and dear friends.