For years rockstar has been synonymous with drugs, alcohol, and a life of partying. More and more rock stars are sharing their sobriety. Some we have seen before and after their sobriety journey. Some we never knew had addictions. Here are some rockstars of recovery:
- Eminem. Eminem publicly struggled with his addiction to pills including Vicodin, Valium, Ambien, and other medications for years. He’s been sober since 2008 after treatment.
- Steven Tyler. Aerosmith front man was sober for 12 years and then relapsed with prescription drugs. He has been sober again since 2009.
- Elton John. Sober for over 20 years, he was inspired to get his life together to serve communities living with HIV.
- Anthony Kiedis. Front man for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis began doing drugs at a young age. He wrote a memoir, Scar Tissue, detailing his journey. He’s been sober since 2000.
- Keith Urban. Famous country musician has been sober since his intervention, led by wife Nicole Kidman, in 2006.
- Trent Reznor. Member of Nine Inch Nails, Trent struggled with social anxiety and turned to drugs and alcohol to cope. He landed in rehab in 2001 after snorting heroin that he thought was cocaine and overdosing. He’s been sober since.
- Ringo Starr. Famous drummer of The Beatles, he has been sober since the 80’s. He continues to prioritize well being in his life.
- James Hetfield. The singer for Metallica entered rehab in 2001 and has been sober ever since. His journey has been documented in the film Some Kind of Monster.
- Eric Clapton. He was addicted to heroin and alcohol at the peak of his career. He’s been sober since 1987 and even owns and runs a treatment center.
- Neil Young. He has been sober since 2011. He waited a few years to comment publically on his sobriety.
- Ozzy Osbourne. This front man of Black Sabbath is known for biting the head off a bat onstage. Now he’s known for sobriety.
- Mike Ness. Social Distortion’s frontman and lead guitar player struggled with both heroin and alcohol addiction. He’s been sober since 1985 and open about his recovery.
The rockstars of recovery club seems to be gaining popularity. Where drugs, alcohol, and music used to go together, more and more artists are discovering their sobriety has a positive impact on their creativity and career. If you think you may have a problem, you can be inspired by their journeys.
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