GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose insists he is in a fit state to be interviewed - but declines to do so because it is a "nightmare".
The band's new album Chinese Democracy - which took 15 years to complete and release - entered at number three in the Billboard chart at the beginning of this month (Dec08) with disappointing sales of 261,000 - and critics blamed the chart position on Rose's refusal to promote the disc.
Rumours that he was suffering anthropophobia, a fear of people, were dismissed by his spokesperson last week (beg08Dec08).
And now Rose has confirmed he is fine, and that he will be interviewed at a later stage - even though he hates being questioned.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "There will be proper interviews much later. Good idea or bad, we'll see. I'm happy the record's out, the rest, one nightmare at a time."
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.