Dax Shepard opens to purity.
In September last year, the 46-year-old actor publicly announced that he had relapsed with opiates after a motorcycle accident. He said in a statement that he had not drank or used cocaine for 16 years.
During a virtual appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, Shepard spoke about the public disclosure of the information and why it found it so difficult.
“I did not want [announce the relapse] at all, “he admitted.” I had all sorts of weird fears like, “I have sponsors on my show, this thing that could cost me money financially?”
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However, it was not only about money for the star of “Bless this mess”
But the most important thing I was afraid of losing was: I get so much respect for being a person who is vocally sober and has people who write to me “I’m the first month” or “I’m week 2 “I love that too, it’s my favorite thing in society,” he explained.
Shepard added: “I was terrified that I would lose this. I really appreciate this and I have a good friend who said, ‘You know, if your real goal is to help people, it’s not very helpful that you’re a sober and married 16-year-old for Kristen Bell. It doesn’t help a lot of people, in fact it probably makes their lives worse. “
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The actor’s friend said that his relapse had “real value” for his followers and that announcing it was “the thing you can do that is useful.”
Shepard was convinced and went public with his renewed addiction, saying the idea of opening “became much easier” after hearing that perspective.
On September 25, in the episode of his podcast “Expert in the chair”, the 45-year-old actor admitted that he took too much Vicodin because of shoulder pain. Shepard said it was “on [pills] all day.”
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“I’m allowed to take them in a dose because I have a prescription. And then I increase that too. And then all the prescriptions run out and now I just take the 30 million Oxys I’ve bought whenever I decide I can do it. [it],” he said.
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Shepard also described his detoxification. “I’m sweating bullets; I’m pulling; my back is killing. It’s awful,” he said. “I’ve never been detoxified by opiates.”
He confirmed that he was seeking help at the time and had also spoken to his family and a small group of friends.
Jessica Napoli of Fox News contributed to this report