Speaking on the Howard Stern Show, Young’s longtime collaborator and friend doubled back from his Sept. 2014 comments to the Idaho Statesman, when he called Hannah (Young’s girlfriend), a “purely poisonous predator.”
“I have screwed up massively,” Crosby told Stern. “Daryl Hannah never wound up in a Texas prison. I’m screwed up way worse than that girl. Where do I get off criticizing her? She’s making Neil happy. I love Neil and I want him happy.”
Crosby was alluding to his 1982 arrest in Dallas for drug possession, driving under the influence of cocaine, and carrying a concealed pistol.
“I was worried that he was going to be taken advantage of,” Crosby said. “But the truth is that’s not my place to judge.”
He continued: “Daryl, if you’re out there, I apologize. Where do I get off criticizing you? There are people I can criticize: politicians, pond scum. Not other artists that have gone through a hard life, same as me. She hasn’t had it easy either.”
Back in September, he told the Idado Statesman, “I happen to know that [Young is] hanging out with somebody that’s a purely poisonous predator now. And that’s karma.” Reflecting on being married to Jan Dance since 1987 (and Young’s 2014 divorce), he warned: “He’s gonna get hurt. But I understand why it happened. I’m just sad about it. I’m always sad when I see love get tossed in the gutter.”
But with Young and Hannah’s blessing, that could all be water under the bridge now.