Jason Bonham has published a public apology to Jimmy Page for recent comments he made in which he claimed that Page introduced him to cocaine when he was 16.
Bonham claimed during an interview with Howard Stern earlier this month that Page gave him drugs when he was a child. He’s now retracted the statements and said that they were untrue.
Bonham published a retraction of the comments on his website and sent the statement to media outlets.
Read Jason Bonham’s full statement:
JIMMY PAGE OF LED ZEPPELIN – AN APOLOGY
On or about 9 April 2019 I, Jason Bonham, gave an interview on radio with Howard Stern (the Interview). In that interview I made certain untrue and derogatory statements concerning Mr. James Page (pka Jimmy Page) of the legendary band Led Zeppelin.
I unconditionally retract all derogatory and defamatory comments relating to Mr. J Page that I made in that interview. In particular it is wholly untrue that Mr. J Page offered me any illegal substances either when I was a minor or at all. I apologise to Mr. Page, unreservedly, for making these unfounded and untrue comments about him. Out of my long held respect for Mr. Page I will make no further comments on the Interview and I agree to make no further comments which Mr. Page might view as disparaging, either now or in the future.
The statement was published at the top of Bonham’s website: