Russell Brand may be a funny comedian but he has a serious past, and he is paying tribute to his past with a new tattoo. The ink is showcasing his commitment to living a healthy lifestyle and reads "Lord, make a channel of thy peace" which is a line from a prayer in the Alcoholics Anonymous book "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions." The actor is a former sex addict, former heroin addict and is a recovering alcoholic, but has turned his life around and has since made much healthier life choices. He's certainly not alone when it comes to battling inner demons. There are many celebs who have also had to deal with addiction battles.
In late January 2012, the 49-year-old entered the Cirque Lodge rehab treatment center to receive treatment for anorexia and a prescription pill addiction. Not long before hospitalization, her marriage to Ashton Kutcher crumbled when she found out he cheated on her with a Las Vegas party girl. She stayed at the facility about a month before taking a vacation and is said to be doing well. The actress first entered rehab in 1985 to deal with drug and alcohol problems.
The 27-year-old is no stranger to rehab. Her first stint was in 2004 followed by one in 2005 and then another in 2009, all for help dealing with her addiction to prescription painkillers. In May 2012 during an interview, she opened up about her wild child days and explained "I did a lot of really, really stupid things and it was because it was my way of crying for help... Not just drugs... Going out and staying out all night, and being disrespectful to my mother, which to me is one of my biggest resentments because I love my mum; my mum's my best friend. I hate the fact that I hurt her and my father. And my father, to a certain extent - now not so much, but at the time - blamed himself (for her addiction troubles) and that killed me." She has since become a successful co-host and was also a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars."
The "Jersey Shore" cast member, also known as "The Situation, became famous for his hard-partying ways, but it all came to a head in March 2012 when he admitted that he had a prescription drug problem. He wrote a post on his website that stated "I want to set the record straight. I have voluntarily taken steps to get control of a prescription medication problem I had due to exhaustion. I have spent the past several weeks getting treatment for this problem and recuperating from my work and appearance schedule. I appreciate my fans support and love you guys." The reality star reportedly stated in rehab for a few weeks before moving on to film the sixth season of "Jersey Shore."
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