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Josh Brolin: “I Tried Heroin” And Other Truth Bombs


Josh Brolin is getting very honest about his life. The actor is off of a rehab stay and a recent divorce, and is getting real about it all for The Guardian. Via People:

It [rehab stay] made me think of a lot of things. My mom dying when I was in my 20s. All the impact that had on me that I hadn’t moved past; I was always such a momma’s boy. But I realized that I was on a destructive path. I knew that I had to change and mature. It was like I stepped back and saw the hamster wheel.

Ready for some more truth bombs?

I tried heroin. That sounds so horrible when you put it like that. But, yeah, I tried heroin. I mean, I never got into it and I never died from it, which is a good thing. I’ve had 19 friends who died. Most of those guys I grew up with, they’re all dead now.

Jesus. Mr. Brolin adds,

I used to think you should try to deconstruct everything. Experience everything. Just get yourself out there. But I don’t believe that any more. Having adventures is all very well, but an imagination can make up for all that. That’s the more intelligent way to be. And it keeps you out of harm’s way.

I think that’s mostly good advice. There’s something to be said for experiences, and then there’s trying heroin.

Sounds like he’s on the “right path” as they say, and good for him.

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Josh Brolin and Diane Lane Are Officially Divorced

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Things have been a bit tough, to say the least, for Josh Brolin lately. He’s currently in rehab for alcohol and drug addiction, and on top of that, his divorce from wife Diane Lane has been finalized while he’s in treatment. Obviously this won’t have been a surprise or anything – they officially split up in February after eight years of marriage (Lane initiated the divorce proceedings).

Here’s the scoop from TMZ:

Josh Brolin and Diane Lane are officially divorced … this according to court documents obtained by TMZ … and it’s clear, Diane is looking to get her old identity back.

Lane — who recently appeared in “Man of Steel” — initially filed the divorce docs back in February,  seeking to end the marriage that began in 2004.  Lane had cited “irreconcilable differences” for the split.

The docs, filed November 27 in L.A. County Superior Court, show that Diane and Josh have some sort of private financial arrangement … and she’s checked the box to NOT seek spousal support outside of their arrangement.

Diane — who legally went by Diane Lane Brolin — also restored her last name to just Diane Lane.

Child support won’t be an issue — ’cause the couple has no children together.

Hmm, it’s a shame when any relationship ends, but I wonder if his addiction played a part in it. I’m sure the answer to that is “Duh, yes!” but y’know. Hope things work out for these two, whatever they end up doing.

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Josh Brolin Is In Rehab Now

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Another day, another celebrity headed to rehab for drug addiction. This time, around, it’s not someone you (well, at least I) have probably ever given much thought to. Well, considering his drunken bust-up earlier this month, maybe that’s not the case. That’s right, Josh Brolin checked himself into a facility in California this past week to seek help for substance abuse.

From People:

Josh Brolin has checked into rehab less than a month after several public altercations in which he appeared to be intoxicated.

The Oscar nominee, 45, entered a treatment facility in Northern California, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The first weekend in November, Brolin was allegedly involved in two separate confrontations caught on videotape posted by – a fistfight at a bar in Santa Monica, Calif., and a shouting match with a cabbie at a Del Taco drive-through in Los Angeles.

The actor split from his wife, actress Diane Lane, in February after eight years of marriage.

Oh, dear. People, is getting drunk/high worth ruining your life over? I mean, come on. Here’s hoping he gets the help he needs.

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