Jessica Simpson opened up about the addiction as she returns to the microphone for the first time since 2010.
The singer-turned-lifestyle mogul has released an earnest cover of 2017’s song “Particles,” a song by British rock band Nothing But Thieves that tackles addiction issues.
“The whole idea of music heals is an honest truth to me,” Simpson, 41, wrote on Instagram along with a photo of herself singing. “This song saved a broken piece of me.”
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In her memoir Open Book published earlier this year, Simpson revealed that she battled alcohol and drug addiction over the years and only got sober back in 2017. So the lyrics for “Particles” have really hit the mark for the star.
“It’s been a year since I’ve been home. Flirting with an addiction I can’t break free. My mouth is dry, I self-medicate. This fall won’t go away by itself,” she sings in the song.
On November 1, Simpson celebrated four years of sobriety and marked them with an image of herself from the day she quit drinking.
“This person in the early morning of November 1, 2017 is an unrecognizable version of myself,” she wrote next to the photo.
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“I can’t believe it’s been 4 years! It seems like maybe 2. I think that’s a good thing. Ah. There is so much stigma around the word alcoholism or an alcoholic etiquette. The real work that needed to be done in my life was about actually accepting failure, pain, rupture and self-sabotage, “he continued.
“The problem wasn’t drinking. I was. I didn’t love myself. I didn’t respect my power. Today I do. I have behaved well with fears and accepted the parts of my life that are just sad. I own my personal power with deep courage. I am wildly honest and comfortably open. I am free. “
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