Chris Cornell’s doctor denies overprescribing him with anxiety medication

The late singer was found dead in his hotel room in May 2017 aged 52

Chris Cornell‘s former doctor has denied overprescribing the late singer with anxiety medication.

The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman’s wife Vicky Cornell filed a lawsuit against Dr. Robert Koblin for malpractice in November 2018.

At the time, she claimed that Dr Koblin prescribed 940 doses of the anti-anxiety drug Lorazepam (aka Ativan) as well as Oxycodone during the last 20 months of Cornell’s life without examining the singer.

Cornell was found dead in his hotel room on May 17, 2017 aged 52. A toxicology report revealed that various prescription drugs were in his system at the time of his death.

Now, documents obtained by The Blast have revealed that Dr. Koblin has denied these accusations, claiming that Cornell knew the risks of his medication and refused to consider the adverse effects they might cause.

According to Dr. Koblin, Cornell was “well aware” of the side-effects and perils of taking anxiety medications, but asked “not to be informed” of the risks he might come up against.

He claims that he did everything he could to let the singer know the dangers of the drugs he was using. Dr. Koblin also alleged that Cornell was an “addiction-prone person” and that he is protected by malpractice law that claims a doctor is not responsible when a patient’s death occurs due to an ongoing disease or condition.

He has claimed that he did everything in his professional ability to help Cornell and has called for the suit to be dismissed accordingly.

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Brad Pitt and director Peter Berg have teamed up for a new documentary about Cornell.

According to Variety, Vicky Cornell is also producing the film which is being made through Berg and Pitt’s joint Film 45 production company.