Image via Ben Houdijk

Image via Ben Houdijk

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea was walking around LAX looking for his luggage the other day, when a TMZ photographer caught up with him and told him about Axl Rose breaking his leg. Then he asked Flea if he ever got hurt on stage, and he said he “tripped out” a couple times after taking too much acid.

“I had to hide behind my amp,” Flea said. “I saw myself hiding behind the amp because I didn’t want to face the brutality of the world. It gave me a deep existential despair.”

As for Axl Rose, Flea said, “I just hope he heals up. That’s a bummer for him, right when his tour is starting.”

Watch Flea tell the story himself below, via TMZ.