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Cheyenne Jackson Opens Up, Says He 'Fell Off the Wagon' After 10 Years of Sobriety

Cheyenne Jackson Opens Up, Says He 'Fell Off the Wagon' After 10 Years of Sobriety

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“I’ve been carrying a lot of shame,” Jackson said in an emotional social media post.

We’re all rooting for Cheyenne Jackson.

The 47-year-old actor revealed today that he has relapsed after 10 years of sobriety.

“VULNERABLE is what I’m feeling today. After nearly a decade of sobriety I fell off the wagon,” Jackson wrote recently in an emotional Instagram post. “I’ve been carrying a lot of shame. Scared to share it. But I know it can help someone so here I go. I didn’t want to disappoint anyone who has looked up to me as a sober person so I’ve been just burying it away.”

“I took my eye off the ball. I stopped doing what I needed to do to keep myself on the path of my personal integrity,” the American Horror Story and Broadway star continued. “I could blame it on Covid. I could blame it on the state of the world. Mass shootings. A nation divided. The death of my co-star [Leslie Jordan]. But the truth is, I thought I had it all handled. I thought ‘I got this.’ But I don’t.”

“I am a work in progress. Always. Thank you to my support system. Thank you to @jamieleecurtis and so many others who have been there for me. It means everything to me,” he concluded. “If you are out there struggling, you are not alone and there is a solution. I love you. And I love myself today and that feels really good to say. #progressnotperfection.”

Jackson then posted another video thanking everyone who offered him love and support, saying he was surprised by the outpouring of love.

"I've always kind of prided myself on being a lone wolf, somebody who doesn't really need anybody, I can do it on my own," he said, adding that his father was the same way. "But as I get older I realize it doesn't really serve me in a lot of ways, and in my sobriety it definitely doesn't serve me because I need people and I need support."

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