Jamie Campbell Bower celebrated 7 years of sobriety and commented on the consequences that addiction has brought to his life
Jamie Campbell Bowerbest known for his roles in the fourth season of Stranger Things (2016) and in the saga Twilight (2009), revealed to be sober for 7 years. Via Twitter, the actor also spoke about struggling with addiction during the early stages of his career.
bower said that years ago he was hospitalized and commented on the consequences that addiction had on his mental health and on the life of his family, which helped him throughout his rehabilitation period.
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12 and a half years ago I was in active addiction. Hurting myself and those around me that I loved the most. It got so bad that I eventually ended up in a hospital for mental health. I am now 7 years and 6 months clean and sober. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life…
The Brit added that he is in a better place now and is grateful to have achieved everything he has, especially now with the success of Stranger Things. “But every day is a chance to start over,” Bower wrote.
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For anyone who wakes up thinking ‘oh God not again’ I promise you there is a way. I am very grateful to be where I am. I’m very grateful to be sober. I’m so grateful to be. Remember, we are all constantly evolving.
12 and a half years ago I was in active addiction. Hurting myself and those around me who I loved the most. It got so bad that I eventually ended up in a hospital for mental health. I am now 7 1/2 years clean and sober. I have made many mistakes in my life
— Jamie Campbell Bower (@Jamiebower) July 27, 2022
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Following the post, fans shared their support and respect for the actor in the comments. The actor joins other celebrities who opened up about battling addiction when they were young, including Hayden Panettiere, Demi Lovato and Drew Barrymore.
This was not the first time bower addressing the matter. In 2019, the artist released with his band counterfeit, “It Gets Better”which features references to mental health and addiction, including the lyrics: “If you’ve seen the bottom, if you’ve given up / Believe me my sister, there’s hope for us.”