It’s no secret Flavor Flav has indulged in his fair share of illicit substances over the years. In 1991, the Public Enemy force of nature pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Karen Ross and served 30 days in jail, lost custody of their three children and spiraled into addiction.
Two years later, he was charged with attempted murder and imprisoned for 90 days for shooting at his neighbor. Just months later, he was slapped with domestic violence, cocaine and marijuana charges. Consequently, his family staged an intervention, and he checked himself into the Betty Ford Center for a crack-cocaine addiction. But 13 years ago, he stopped using hard drugs and has slowly weeded out other harmful substances from his life.
On Monday (October 18), the colorful multi-instrumentalist shared an Instagram post proudly proclaiming he’s been sober from alcohol for 365 days. He included photos from the beginning of his journey until now — and the difference is clear as day.
“1 year up,” he wrote in the caption. “lotz more to go … next year I pray my whole family will be walkin the same path I am … #sobriety #alcoholfree #1yearsober #dontbelievethehype.”