Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mike Starr

Mike Starr dead at 44

I watched Mike Starr get sober on Celebrity Rehab. He was hard to watch, very rough and angry and heavily addicted. The story of his heartbreak over the death of his friend and band-mate Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) was just raw.  I just watched this video of him when he was on the show, and talked about his regret over not doing more to save Layne. Near the end, Dr. Drew says to Mike that his life could be saved as a tribute to Layne. That Layne would want him to get clean & sober.  It's an incredibly touching scene, but one that is now all the more tragic, since Mike's addiction won out in the end. Now more than ever, as we watch what addiction does to celebrities, I am grateful for my recovery.

Edited to Add: Loveline: Celebrity Rehab’s Mike Starr Bounces Back  This was just over two weeks ago.

1 comment:

BeLoVed AiMeE said...

it will steal your life and soul and devastate those around you. I'm so grateful that I got out of my teenage years alive. I shake my head at myself. The gravity of it now is just so heavy as to what it was then when I was just young and partyin. I cannot count the number of times I could have lost my life... riding with drunk drivers, taking drugs and drinking alcohol til I puked. Finding myself at parties having NO CLUE what town I was even in. God was so gracious and faithful to keep me safe. <3