May 19, 2007
Artistic success, fame, talent -- none of this grants immunity from pain, addictions, problems. Anyone can come from a broken family, alcoholism, whatever. And anyone can come to 12 step recovery programs and get help.
Except that famous people sortof can't, not always. Other recovering people are not immune to their celebrity, and they're treated differently.
I'm sure this happens in LA or NYC, maybe everywhere.
It happens in Austin a lot.
I do what I can not to react. And of course that's a reaction, too.
It's a pain in the ass. They need help, much as anyone else.