Elton John says he could be lifeless at the moment if he hadn’t gone sober three many years in the past.
To rejoice his 30-year sobriety anniversary this week, the music icon posted a strong message alongside photographs of a cake within the form of the quantity 30 and the playing cards and items he acquired to mark the event.
“I’m really a blessed man. If I hadn’t lastly taken the large step of asking for assist 30 years in the past, I’d be lifeless,” the 73-year-old wrote on Instagram. “Thank-you from the underside of my coronary heart to all of the individuals who have impressed and supported me alongside the best way.”
He known as his “sobriety birthday” the “most magical day,” saying he acquired “So many pretty playing cards, flowers and chips from my sons, [husband] David [Furnish], pals within the Program, employees on the workplace and in our properties.”
The singer has been open about his dependancy and course of of restoration. In an interview final yr with NBC’s Harry Smith following the discharge of his autobiography titled “Me,” John mentioned that mentioned that his “largest remorse is taking medicine,” in relation to his cocaine dependancy. His downward spiral was additionally captured within the 2019 biopic “Rocketman.”
John’s well-known buddies from David Beckham to Bernie Taupin took to the feedback part to congratulate the star for reaching the sobriety milestone. Furnish praised his husband as “my hero.”