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.
March 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
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.
December 3, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
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.
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 TMZ.com – aat a bar in Santa Monica, Calif., and a with a cabbie at a Del Taco drive-through in Los Angeles.
The actor, actress Diane Lane, in February after .
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.
November 25, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Josh Brolin kind of has an alcohol problem. A lot of people say it’s what broke up he and Diane Lane. That and him cheating, but the cheating was spurned by being drunk all the damn time. After Brolin’s latest debacle, he decided to try to make up with the bouncer/security guard he fought by giving him a hug. From AceShowbiz:
A very drunk Josh Brolin apparently got into a bar fight with a security guard, but then they made up and hugged. The amusing incident took place on Friday, November 1 at O’Briens Irish Pub in Santa Monica, Calif.
At that time, a security guard was trying to escort the actor out of the club because the staff was going to close the establishment. Brolin apparently got angry and did not want to leave. In a video obtained by TMZ, he can be seen throwing aimless punches at the security guard.
Another security guard came to help his co-worker. The first guard apparently tricked the actor into believing that they were actually hugging and everything went well. Brolin and the guard later hugged again outside the club as he tried to hail a cab for the “Men in Black 3″ actor.
The guard even protected him from a persistent fan. “I got him, I got him. He’s fine,” the guard said, asking the female fan to leave them.
So really, if you read this, you’ll realize it was the guard who hugged Brolin first. He went back, and to the left. Back…and to the left. Back…and to the left. Hey, if Josh Brolin was in JFK how much funnier would this joke be? Think about it.
Think about it, and let me know.
November 5, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
I’ve had to Google what Labor Day – based on the novel by Joyce Maynard – is all about, and here’s what I came up with: a depressed single mom (Kate Winslet) offers some random dude (Josh Brolin) a home, only to find out he’s an escaped convict and the police are closing in. Sounds like a hoot, right? (No, seriously – I am on board for anything Kate Winslet does.)
The film screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, but now there’s a clip – called ‘How Far Are the Train Tracks’ – for us all to watch and enjoy. It looks a bit gritty, a bit trashy and probably really compellingly watchable, but then again, I’m biased – Winslet’s in it, and I adore her. What do you guys think? Would you see this? Fun fact: Apparently production on the film was held back for a year so that Josh Brolin could take part.
September 8, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Diane Lane and Josh Brolin are breaking up their 8 year marriage. You may remember Diane Lane from Unfaithful where she cheats on Richard Gere. And you may remember Josh Brolin as George W. Bush. Yes, he’s done big films like No Country For Old Men and Milk, but I will always see him as George W. Bush and that’s something we’re all going to have to live with.
There has been no reason given yet for the split. They married in 2004 and a few months later, Brolin was arrested for “spousal battery” but Lane dropped the charges and both said it was a “misunderstanding.” Who knows if that’s at all related.
The couple have no children.