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Gene Simmons Apologizes For Calling Prince's Death 'Pathetic'

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See Gene's apology HERE!

Even Gene Simmons knows what he said wasn't cool.

ICYMI, the Kiss star commented on Prince's passing in a recent interview, calling the artist's death "pathetic," because he believes the icon's alleged drug addiction is what caused his untimely passing.

Well now, the 66-year-old is apologizing for his rude remarks.

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The rocker took to Twitter to explain why he made those controversial comments, admitting he was raised with a strong anti-drug mentality:

"I just got such sh*t from my family for my big mouth again. I apologize — I have a long history of getting very angry at what drugs do to the families/friends of the addicts. I get angry at drug users because of my experience being around them coming up in the rock scene. In my experience they've made my life, and the lives of their loved ones, difficult. I was raised in a culture/crowd where drug addicts were written off as losers, and since that's the narrative I grew up with, it's been hard to change with the times."

While that's a totally fair feeling, it doesn't diminish the death of the late legend.

But the famous father knows that now. He continued to say:

"Needless to say, I didn't express myself properly here — I don't shy away from controversy, and angry critics really don't bother me at all. If I think I'm right, I'll throw up a finger and dig my heels in and laugh. But this time, I was not. So, my apologies."

Well, we're really happy the musician owned up to his actions and admitted he was wrong! We wonder if bandmate Paul Stanley calling him out on social media opened his eyes!

Anyway, ch-ch-check out his full apology (below):

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