January 26, 2022

In a People Magazine exclusive, rapper Macklemore openly discussed his relapse in 2020 after being in recovery since 2008. After initially not planning on sharing news about his relapse on the podcast “Armchair Expert” hosted by Dax Shepard, he opted to disclose the information hoping that his openness about his addiction will help others struggling feel less alone.

The pandemic has been a difficult time for many people in recovery, and unfortunately, COVID, “produced the perfect storm of unfortunate circumstances that can cause someone to relapse,” according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lawrence Weinstein.

To read Macklemore’s story, visit People Magazine.