It is nothing new to hear of a celebrity becoming addicted to drink and drugs and to abuse them on a regular basis. One such star is singer Mary J Blige, who has opened up about her alcohol and drug problems, admitting that she cannot remember very much from early in her career.
Blige told BBC, "I was singing for my life. I was singing to get my family out of the projects. I can't really say I was having fun... All I remember was being onstage, singing hard and moving fast. Early on, I don't remember what was going on... I was just there singing."
She added, "Everything was wrong. There was no support; I was a deer in the headlights. I was just spinning and trying to survive. That included everything - alcohol, drugs, anything to keep myself numb from seeing what the truth was, which is nobody cared."
Mary J Blige has been clean and sober for a long time now, even admitting that she has given up even having the rare glass of champagne, since the death of her very good friend Whitney Houston. It is good to see that some stars can come back from the darkness.