Rob Delaney 20 years sober
BANG Showbiz – February 4, 2022 / 3:54 p.m. | History: 359117
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Rob Delaney celebrates 20 years of sobriety
Rob Delaney celebrates 20 years of sobriety.
The 45-year-old actor quit drinking in 2002, after he passed out while driving and crashed into an apartment building in Los Angeles, and is now taken to Instagram to celebrate his historic sobriety.
He shared, “Hi, as of today, I’ve been sober for 20 years, which is a long time. It’s been almost two decades. And I’m shocked, overwhelmed, and grateful.”
The ‘Deadpool 2’ star also reflected on his journey over the past 20 years.
He said: “Twenty years ago I was in prison in a wheelchair and now I’m on a sofa, with a nice duvet, and my life is unrecognizable.”
Rob then thanked his wife Leah and the rest of his support network for helping him through his struggles.
He explained: “I got a lot of help from a lot of great people. I started volunteering after being sober for a while, and through that I met my wife. 18 years ago, and we had so many kids together and I had the courage to pursue the career I really wanted.
“Things are better now. I don’t have a hangover, I don’t wonder if I’m at the beginning of schizophrenia because my desire to drink was so palpable. It was like personified; it was like if something inside me was like, ‘Drink!,’ and I don’t have that anymore.”
Rob also urged anyone facing similar issues to seek help.
He said: “I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped me and to let people who might have drug or alcohol problems know that there is a way out, and if this has happened to me, this can happen for you. Love to everyone.”