Josh Brolin celebrates five years of sobriety

by WENN January 9th, 2019, 9:29 am


Josh Brolin is five years sober.

The Avengers: Infinity War actor took to Instagram on Tuesday to reflect on his past struggle with alcohol abuse and celebrate his sobriety.

"Drunk: when you think you're having a rip roaring time and the next morning you wake up and your brain has broken into a frenzied beehive and your body is shattered shards of sharp glass desperately searching for what fits where and your spirit is being eaten by worms with great white bloodied teeth and your heart has shriveled into a black prune churning your intestines to the point where dysentery feels attractive and you can't remember anything you did so you roll out of bed over last night's urine and you dial your best friend's phone number because you recall him lifting you over his head, your whole self, before you hit and broke through the drywall and, you think, a large aquarium and the phone on the other end rings and he picks it up, that clambering for a phone, the clumsiness of a hardline, and you say: "What did I do last night?!" and he answers, after a great pause: "…Dude… 5years (sic)," he wrote in a long post on the social media site alongside a picture of himself partying.

In 2013, Brolin was arrested for public intoxication in Santa Monica, California and checked into rehab later that year. After his arrest he vowed to never drink again.

"It won't be happening again," he said after the incident. "That's it. Completely done."