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Rob Lowe Shares an Emotional Message after 29 Years of Sobriety

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May 14, 2019
04:26 P.M.

Golden Globe winning actor, Rob Lowe has taken to Instagram to announce his 29th year of being sober.

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The 55-year-old who was part of a group of young actors in the 1980s known as the "Brat Pack'' and found career-destroying infamy with a leaked sex tape in 1989, posted a heart-warming message, saying

''Today I celebrate 29 years of sobriety. Thank you to all those who have inspired me on this wonderful, challenging and life-changing journey''

Lowe, a father of two sons, first booked himself into rehab in 1990 after overdosing on a cocktail of alcohol and drugs. In 2014, as first reported by Oprah.com, he spoke to now retired talk show host about how he loved going to rehab.

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''I didn't love the fact that I was supposed to go and it was unbelievably painful but I like the science. I couldn't have gotten sober without rehab''

Rob Lowe 29 Years Sober | Source Getty

Rob Lowe 29 Years Sober | Source Getty

This sentiment is echoed in the rest of his latest Instagram post which reads:

"If you, or someone you know, are struggling with alcohol or addiction, there CAN be a future of hope, health and happiness. And it comes one day at a time. #recovery #ItWorks."

Lowe's career is also on the up. According to Variety, he has landed a plumb role in the second installment of '9-1-1', a budding franchise created by industry big-hitters, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear. Fox has only just made the announcement of the new series, which will see Lowe starring as a single dad who relocates to Austin where his character goes about saving the lives of others while facing his own life challenges.

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Rob Lowe to Star in New 911 Insallment | Source Getty

Rob Lowe to Star in New 911 Insallment | Source Getty

The character sounds a lot like Lowe himself, who has used his own recovery battle to help others. In 2018, when singer, Demi Lovato was in rehab, he sent out a tweet, saying:

I don’t know you, @ddlovato but I am thinking of you. Hoping you come back to us! #recovery

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