Elton John is celebrating 29 years of sobriety
"I finally summoned up the courage to say 3 words that would change my life."
Elton John is celebrating 29 years of sobriety this week.
The singer shared his milestone on Twitter marking the almost three decades since he began his recovery.
“29 years ago today, I was a broken man,” he wrote.
“I finally summoned up the courage to say 3 words that would change my life: 'I need help.'
"Thank you to all the selfless people who have helped me on my journey through sobriety. I am eternally grateful. Elton xo."
Elton's struggle with addiction was recently highlighted in his biopic Rocketman.
Starring Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard, the film followed the singer throughout his childhood and early career as he struggled to win his father's approval and accept his own identity.
The film also depicted the 'Rocketman' singer's chronic drug and alcohol addiction as he attempted to keep his career moving forward.
It ended with Elton spending time in rehab and eventually beginning his long road to recovery.
Previously, Elton said that he found it "difficult" to watch the above scenes because of how true to life they were.
“This is how my life was, and I didn’t want to cover it and gloss it over,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
“And it’s difficult to watch because I thought, ‘God, I don’t want to go back there. Thank God I came out of it.' Success was fantastic, and then I couldn’t cope with it.
"And you can’t leave out the bad.”