Jason Bonham has now retracted his previous comments about how Jimmy Page gave him cocaine at age 16.
Earlier this month, Bonham had told Howard Stern a story of how his first time with cocaine was when Led Zeppelin guitarist Page gave him cocaine in a hotel.
Bonham released a new statement on his website, in which he called the comments “untrue”:
“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 (aka 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 apologize 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.”