Legendary singer, Elton John has hit a major milestone in his longtime sobriety journey. The 72-year old singer, celebrated 29 years of sobriety (the condition of not having any measurable levels or effects from alcohol or drugs) by sharing a photo of his Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety coin to mark the occasion.
The coin was inscribed with AA’s mottos of “Unity, Service, and Recovery,” as well as one of the organization’s common sayings, “To thine own self be true.”
In the touching post’s caption, John reflected on what the date meant to him saying;
29 years ago today, I was a broken man. 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.