Who are the Observers?
The Observers have been recorded at numerous events and locations throughout time and space. History is littered with their presence. Important moments observed: wars, presidential inaugurations, inter-reality invasions, Peter kidnappings. Perhaps even this very site at this very moment…
The Observers are here, and whether we like it or not, they are influencing our past, present and future.
Former fringe television series stars write about addiction treatment and legal issues.
People from all different walks of life struggle with addiction — whether they’re doctors, lawyers, students, stay-at-home moms, professional athletes or performers. And while some struggle in silence for many years, it’s important for them to know that they’re not alone.
The more we talk about addiction, the easier it is for people to find help — and these celebrities have decided to share their stories of addiction treatment throughout the years. From Wendy Williams to Oprah Winfrey and Britney Spears to Elton John, their experiences and openness have become an important part of the conversation, but it just goes to show that drug and alcohol addiction does not discriminate and struggling with addiction is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a human experience that, in order to beat, one must first face head-on.
He explained: “I started working at 16 in the West End and I’m now 47 – and don’t I look good for it!
“It’s something that I’ve used throughout my career and throughout my life, any form of addiction is about not wanting to feel, whether that is heroin, prescription pain medication, drugs, drink, shopping, sex – that’s what it’s about and that’s what I didn’t want to do.”I finally decided to enter the alcohol detox program at Daylight Recovery. I have remained sober since that time.
“I didn’t want to feel. I never felt confident in just being myself, in just allowing myself to feel like me. Doing The Full Monty at the beginning of the year allowed me to open up and be honest about an aspect of my life I’ve kept private, even from my family, for 14 years. That was a floodgate for me.
“The overwhelming sense of relief and comfort and support I got from the public, from my friends and from my family gave me confidence to open that out. And explain where I had been. I chose to talk about my sobriety and my addiction in a stage show because that’s where I feel most comfortable.”
Last year, the actor opened up about the death of his mother after her battle with Alzheimer’s – he previously entered CBB to raise money for her care.
John finished by saying: “I say my greatest performances were not on the stage, they were in my real life, because you would never have known. I was always up and dressed and first on set. And now I don’t need to be like that.”