During the 1970s, legendary musical artist David Bowie was heavily into drug and cocaine use. He has told of his experiences with cocaine and memory loss among other things in the hopes that he can reach young people today and deter them from getting hooked on drugs.
There is not a lot known about David Bowie’s cocaine addiction from the actual time period he was on drugs. Back in the 1970s, it was easier to keep things like that under the radar. Being a celebrity, he was able to get away with more as the law tended to look the other way when it came to musicians and actors. It was part of living that lifestyle.
David Bowie himself has come forward about his cocaine addiction more than anyone else has and this says a lot about him in regards to his character. He considers himself fortunate to have lived through the era of drugs he found himself rampantly in, and has shown he indeed has a big heart, for he wants to teach the young people of today by his own example.
David Bowie is a pop legend that has written one of the most famous songs ever made for a movie or Broadway and that was Fame with Beatle John Lennon. He was a talent that stood out among so many back in the 1970s, yet he is the first to tell you that he hardly remembers a thing from that era and what he does remember is not being able to consume anything, but ice cream, green peppers, and cocaine and being greatly depressed during that time.
He does not do very many interviews, but when he does, he talks candidly about his former drug use and how he hopes that young people will learn from his mistakes. Others have come forward and stated that the music icon saved their lives by encouraging them to get clean and even insisting one makeup artist go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with him so he could help her start her road to recovery.
David Bowie lived a dream life in an industry he loved, but he is the first to admit he wasted many of those years in a cocaine addicted world that left him with few memories of what should have been the greatest time of his life. When he speaks about his cocaine addiction, he does not come off as haughty or big on himself. He is humbled by his second chance at life and the sincerity of his desire to help young people learn from his mistakes comes through. That makes the pop legend even more of a celebrity in this writer’s eyes.
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