KISS bassist Gene Simmons has apologized for comments that he made about those who suffer from depression.

In an interview with, Gene said (among other things), "for a putz, 20-year-old kid to say, 'I'm depressed, I live in Seattle.' Fuck you, then kill yourself."

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx was among the most outspoken people who came out against what Simmons had to say.

On his Facebook page, Simmons has clarified.

Read his full statement.