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Bobby Brown: Jail compelled me into sobriety

Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown

The concern of returning to jail prompted R&B veteran Bobby Brown to lastly conquer his drink and drug demons for the sake of his kids.

The New Version star has famously struggled with substance abuse through the years, however after his final stint behind bars in 2013, he knew it was time to alter his methods.

“Jail bought me to cease taking medicine,” he defined on U.S. medical sequence The Dr. OzShow, which airs on Thursday (03.Nov.16). “I by no means wished to return to jail. I did not need to be incarcerated ever, ever once more.”

Brown was sentenced to 55 days in jail for drink driving expenses in early 2013 after an arrest in October, 2012, however he solely spent 9 hours locked up earlier than he was allowed to stroll free on account of overcrowding.

Nevertheless, the transient punishment was sufficient to make Brown realise his wrongs.

“I did not need my youngsters to develop up and see me in that kind of sunshine,” he stated. “I’ve at all times been one to need to develop, to need to be higher and higher on the subsequent day – if I am dangerous yesterday, I need to be higher the subsequent day, particularly for my kids.

“I imply, my kids imply every thing to me, every thing. I would not be right here if it wasn’t for them. So I attempt to be as robust as doable for them day-after-day. And it takes day-after-day for me to do this.”

Brown, who remains to be serving the ultimate months of his four-year probation, has maintained his sobriety all through a sequence of private lows, together with the tragic dying of Bobbi Kristina, his daughter with Whitney Houston, in July, 2015.

He insists he’s “doing nice” greater than a 12 months on from the heartbreak, however added, “In fact, on an on a regular basis foundation, I nonetheless take into consideration her and I nonetheless undergo it. However, I feel I am much more snug with figuring out that she’s in a greater place, figuring out that she’s not in ache anymore, you already know, and I am simply grateful for that.”

Brown has additionally since turn out to be a father once more, welcoming his seventh youngster, a daughter, in July (16). The little lady is his third child together with his supervisor spouse Alicia Etheredge, who he wed in 2012.

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