Ryan Adams Pleads for a "Second Chance," Says He's on the Verge of Losing His Home
"I just really want a second chance to make some music"
Published Jul 29, 2021Disgraced singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has re-emerged to plead for a "second chance" at a music career, explaining that he's on the verge of losing his home after effectively being cancelled after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.
As Variety reports, Adams took to his Instagram earlier this week to beg record labels for "a second chance to make some music," adding that he's "scared" he will soon lose his home, studio and label. However, he then deleted the post.
"I know I'm damaged goods. I know I am and they aren't the ideal thing, but I had a label interested for months and they wasted my time. I'm months from losing my label, studio and my home," he reportedly wrote in the deleted post. "I just really want a second chance to make some music — maybe help other people believe you can get up out of the gutter and be something. I'm 46 and scared I'm gonna be living in my sister's basement. If you are a label and interested please let me know."
Variety points to another post where Adams wrote, "I already got dropped by Capitol twice. Maybe someone still cares."
He added: "Please if someone takes a chance on me and this music I'll bust my ass to support it. Sorry to sound desperate."
Earlier this month, Adams also revealed his cat Theo had died, saying: "I have no record deal. I'm kinda broke. I have no friends (ok I have my best friends for when I was a kid). And Theo died."
He also wrote: "SO…. If ANYBODY CAN HELP ME … please. I would love to make albums. Or just own a home (I don't own a home). This is stupid. I miss Theo. I'm mad. I've had enough."
The allegations against Adams first emerged in February 2019, when he was accused of emotional abuse, sexual misconduct and inappropriate behaviour by multiple women. This included songwriter Phoebe Bridgers and ex-wife Mandy Moore.
Adams was also accused of sending sexual messages to an underage fan, sparking an FBI investigation. However, he was cleared of this charges back in January of this year.
In the wake of the various claims, Adams penned an apology letter back in July 2019, promising a comeback at the time. In December 2020, Adams attempted to do that by releasing the new album Wednesdays.