Gene Simmons has apologized for "spur of the moment" remarks about people who suffer from depression. The Kiss singer and bassist sparked outrage after saying he is "the guy who says 'Jump'" to those who are suicidal. In a Facebook message, he wrote: "I was wrong and in the spur of the moment made remarks that in hindsight were made without regard for those who truly suffer the struggles of depression. "I sincerely apologize to those who were offended by my comments." He continued: "I recognize that depression is very serious and very sad when it happens to anyone, especially loved ones. I deeply support and am empathetic to anyone suffering from any disease, especially depression." Simmons' comments have been criticized in the wake of Robin Williams' death, which has led to calls for a greater public understanding of the condition.