‘Club Kid Killer’ Michael Alig Admits to Being Homeless

Former Club Kid ringleader and founder Michael Alig's life post-prison hasn't exactly been easy for him.

The 52-year-old, who spent seventeen years in jail for murdering fellow Club Kid Andre "Angel" Melendez in a confrontation over a delinquent drug debt, just revealed that he's homeless after experiencing a major fallout with the owners of an art factory in Patterson, New Jersey. He was working as an artist and presumably living there.

Michael spoke about his ordeal on an episode of Ernie Glam's web series Peeew!, where's he's discussed the usage of hotels as his temporary home of sorts. 

“I was first staying in hotels. … But that adds up and it was eating up all my money. Because they gave me some money to leave the first building," he said. "So I had some money saved, but when that ran out, I was hustling all day long trying to raise $150 to pay for the hotel and then by the time I’d raised that money it was time to raise another $150. So all my time was spent trying to survive and living in hotels. Eventually, that money ran out and I couldn’t really deal with the stress it was causing.”

Turns out he was able to use the popular gay hookup app Grindr for more than just that. 

“So I started going on Grindr hookups just to have someplace to sleep,” he continued. “You know it’s funny, when you go on a Grindr hookup and you want to leave, they want you to stay and when you want to stay, they want you to leave. So I had to pretend that I wanted to leave and they’d go, ‘No, stay, stay!’ Which it worked, by the way. So I did that, going back and forth between that and people’s couches.”

Both the hotels and Grindr eventually dried up for him, which resorted in a night that he spent on the streets of NYC. 

“My legs were tired and I just wanted a place to sit down away from the maddening crowds, so I took a look down this ramp, on the highway, there was like a construction site down there and I just walked along until I saw a place where I could sit down,” Alig explained. “And I must’ve passed out because I woke up the next afternoon at 3 o’clock, it was like a completely different scene of jackhammers and people walking around, and I woke up and was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m living under a bridge.’”

An exact timeline for when he was homeless was never given. 

9 thoughts on “‘Club Kid Killer’ Michael Alig Admits to Being Homeless”

  1. A part of me doesn’t like

    A part of me doesn't like when someone who gave so much towards pop culture ends up this way. The other part of me is like "well, he killed someone, it's the least he deserves" – Hopefully he works towards getting himself together, because it seems he thinks we're still in the 80's, where you could easily live at a hotel, do drugs and make a living out of partying.

    Imagine the shock of the hook ups when they find out afterwards they slept with Angel's killer. Scary.
     

    • He didn’t give anything

      He didn't give anything towards pop culture.  He lies as much as our current President and everything is said for the cameras.  His little click back in the day was not this culture invasion that they would like everyone to believe. They were on a couple of talk shows in the 90's because they were considered freaks like most of the panel put on those shows back then.  They were drug addicts who put on Halloween costumes and went out drinking, that is all.  There was no embracement of the misfit as they so often refer to as their mission statement.  They were drug addicts who used club owners money to feed their addiction.  The one's who stopped and grew up are now living normal lives.  Others who are still taking drugs in excess wind up in trouble and yes they end up homeless. Nothing to idolize there.  If the person doesn't want help or won't admit there is a problem nothing can be done.

    • Not true I know for fact

      Not true I know for fact working with the Homeless some have done nothing to harm or afflict other humans beings some are just in a bad place,but your entitled to your thoughts ,just keep to your self

       

  2. “So I started going on Grindr

    “So I started going on Grindr hookups just to have someplace to sleep,” he continued. “You know it’s funny, when you go on a Grindr hookup and you want to leave, they want you to stay and when you want to stay, they want you to leave. So I had to pretend that I wanted to leave and they’d go, ‘No, stay, stay!’ Which it worked, by the way. So I did that, going back and forth between that and people’s couches.”

    ~~michael alig is still manipulating and using people? Big surprise. At 52 years old that shit ain’t cute. Bye, Felicia. 

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