British Singer, Elton John celebrates 30 years of sobriety

British Singer, composer and pianist, Elton John
Emeh Joy

British singer, composer and pianist, Elton John has celebrated his 30 years of sobriety saying that he'd be dead if he had never asked for help.

The Grammy winner took to his Instagram page to celebrate the huge step that changed his life and said, "Reflecting on the most magical day having celebrated my 30th Sobriety Birthday.

"So many lovely cards, flowers and chips for my sons, David, friends in the Program, the staff at the office and in our homes. I'm truly a blessed man.

If I hadn't finally taken the big step of asking for help 30 years ago, I'd be dead. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the people who have inspired and supported me along the way".

John had always been open about his challenges and struggles with alcohol and drugs. He spoke with Variety last year concerning his experience with getting sober.

"When you come out of treatment, it's like being reborn. You are so tripped down and completely vulnerable. It's like starting life over with a new rule book for living. I felt trepidation about how I would be able to do anything again", he said.

Certainly, John isn't alone in the struggle as millions of youths all over the world battle with substance abuse. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 20 million Americans over the age of 12 battled a substance use disorder in 2017.

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