Hurricane Irene Destroys Ex-Skid Row Frontman's New Jersey Home
Rocker Sebastian Bach's home was destroyed over the weekend due to "extreme flooding" brought on by Hurricane Irene.
The former Skid Row frontman posted the news, along with a photo, on his Facebook page on Sunday.
"I am numb, in shock, & devastated to report that my home of 21 years, my house featured on MTV Cribs, has been destroyed, condemned, & deemed uninhabitable due to the extreme flooding courtesy of Hurricane Irene," he wrote.
Bach added that the surging waters broke a bridge next to his house that then crashed into his garage, knocking the house off its foundation.
He also noted that several irreplaceable items were lost in the flooding, including KISS memorabilia such as a pinball machine and gargoyles from the band's 1979 tour, as well Skid Row master tapes.
"All of this is lost now," he wrote. "We will salvage what we can of course. But how I wish there was a reason to do a box set or something before Hurricane Irene hit. Nobody cared. Now it's too late. Don't know what you got till it's gone, indeed."
Bach, who also was the winner of the second season of CMT's Gone Country and starred in VH1's I Married ... Sebastian Bach, added that the destruction has led to his decision to relocate to Los Angeles. It's also made him appreciate what he has.
"This has really taught me that the best things in life are indeed 'free,'" he wrote. "What makes me happy is that my children & ex wife are safe. My dad's art is unharmed. No one got hurt. My scrapbooks of memories of my life are dry & safe."
Bach, who has an upcoming solo album titled Kicking & Screaming, also recurred on Gilmore Girls and has starred in Broadway productions including Jekyll & Hyde.