BTS: 'Restoration'

Today makes the day 30 years ago that Elton John made the choice to stay sober from the world of drugs and alcohol.


Elton John's Sobriety Celebration 

The music legend took to Instagram to reflect on his three decade anniversary of staying sober, saying:

"Reflecting on the most magical day having celebrated my 30th Sobriety Birthday. So many lovely cards, flowers and chips from my sons, David, friends in the Program, 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."

The Road To Recovery

The road to recovery wasn't easy to embark on for stars like John. He penned an article in 2019 about his journey of substance abuse and his addiction to cocaine, revealing:

"In a way, it's a miracle I didn't go off the rails before I did. It took three or four years – and my discovery of cocaine – before things started getting out of hand, maybe because I was working so hard that I didn't have too much time to think about it. I was always on tour or making a new album. Of course, when I did go off the rails, that happened like a missile as well...No one forced me to do drugs and drink. In fact, more than a few people tried to warn me I was out of control. It took a fairly Herculean effort to get yourself noticed for taking too much cocaine in the music industry of 1970s LA, but I was clearly prepared to put the hours in."

We congratulate Sir Elton John on his three decade long journey of sobriety and can't wait to see what new material he comes out with next!

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