Josh Brolin Shares Harrowing Tale Of A ‘Drunk’ Night Out To Celebrate 5 Years Of Sobriety

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Josh Brolin has officially been sober for five years! The 50-year-old Avengers: Infinity War actor went into rehab for substance abuse in 2013.

Now he’s sober and healthier than ever before.

To celebrate his sobriety, Josh posted a photo on Instagram of a night when he was extremely intoxicated. He wrote:

“Drunk: when you think you’re having a rip roaring time and the next morning you wake up and your brain has broken into a frenzied beehive and your body is shattered shards of sharp glass desperately searching for what fits where and your spirit is being eaten by worms with great white bloodied teeth and your heart has shriveled into a black prune churning your intestines to the point where dysentery feels attractive and you can’t remember anything you did so you roll out of bed over last night’s urine and you dial your best friend’s phone number because you recall him lifting you over his head, your whole self, before you hit and broke through the drywall and, you think, a large aquarium and the phone on the other end rings and he picks it up, that clambering for a phone, the clumsiness of a hardline, and you say: ‘What did I do last night?!’ and he answers, after a great pause: ‘…Dude…’. #5years

Josh’s fans are immensely proud of the progress he’s made over these five years. One person wrote, “[Y]ou’re a constant source of inspiration by showing us what it is to be happy, joyous, and free.” Another fan said, “Always been a big fan but this post just made me love you that much more. Congratulations man.”

Josh Brolin has two older children with his ex-wife, Alice Adair. And now he has a new reason to stay sober as well: He and his wife, Kathryn Boyd, welcomed a baby girl in November 2018.

Congratulations on your sobriety, Josh!

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