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Jamie Campbell Bower Shares Emotional Message As He Marks 7 And A Half Years Sober

Jamie Campbell Bower Shares Emotional Message As He Marks 7 And A Half Years Sober

Jamie has opened up on social media.

Stranger Things star Jamie Campbell Bower has opened up on a previous battle with addiction, telling followers on Twitter he is 'grateful to be sober'.

Taking to Twitter, Jamie, 33, explained he is now seven and a half years sober, writing: "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 eventually I 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."

The actor continued: "But each day is a chance to start again. Atone for mistakes and grow. For anyone who wakes up thinking 'oh god not again' I promise you there’s a way.

"I’m so grateful to be where I am, I’m so grateful to be sober. I’m so grateful to be. Remember, we are all works in progress."

Jamie previously opened up about his mental health in a 2019 interview with i-D. Chatting about his band, Counterfeit, and their latest album at the time, he said: “I’m in recovery, so one of the first things that they teach you when you’re in recovery is to be super honest about what it is that you’re feeling, like guilt, shame, fear, sadness, whatever it is.

“The most important thing is, and it’s the hardest thing to do, is just express exactly what it is that you’re feeling.”

Jamie has opened up on a previous battle with addiction.
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Followers rushed to support Jamie after his recent tweets, with one person commenting: "You can be so incredibly proud of yourself! What you have achieved and what person you are today! You make so many people happy with the things that you do and the way you are."

Meanwhile another said: "This is a victory, Jamie! We're all so proud of you, you're stronger now and that's the person you become! There's no shame in fight. That's just a scar from a battle you won! It's so hard and I understand what that is. You're a warrior and I'm proud of you."

And a third added: "You’re an inspiration... I hope you are SO proud of yourself, because we all are certainly proud of you!"

Jamie starred in the latest season of Stranger Things.

Jamie stars in hugely popular Netflix series, Stranger Things and is also known for starring in the Twilight movies as Caius and in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as a young Gellert Grindelwald.

If you are struggling you can find help, support and advice at Mind.

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Or if you want to discuss any issues relating to alcohol in confidence, contact Drinkline on 0300 123 1110, 9am–8pm weekdays and 11am–4pm weekends for advice and support.

Featured Image Credit: Barry King/Alamy Stock Photo/Netflix

Topics: Celebrity, Health