Sia Celebrates Eight Years Of Sobriety On Twitter
Yesterday afternoon marked the eight-year anniversary of Aussie singer and songwriter Sia Furler getting sober.
Sharing the news on Twitter, the "Cheap Thrills" singer wrote: "Eight years sober today."
Addressing her followers, she added: "I love you, keep going. You can do it."
For her six-year anniversary in 2016, she tweeted a similar sentiment, and often tweets "I love you, keep going" to her fans".
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Sia -- who is originally from Adelaide -- has been open about her battle with alcohol in her music, singing in "Chandelier":
“Help me, I’m holding on for dear life, won’t look down won’t open my eyes / Keep my glass full until morning light, ’cause I’m just holding on for tonight.”
The singer has been transparent about her past substance abuse problems -- which include alcohol, Vicodin and oxycontin -- in the past.
“I was a singer for 10 or 11 years to mediocre success, and I was an alcoholic and a drug addict,” she said while appearing on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.
After a low point in 2010, Sia penned a suicide note but reconsidered after a friend called her as she was considering ending her life.
"There was a small voice [in me] that wanted to live," she told OK! magazine, "And the only thing I knew how to do was to call someone who was also in the program, and then I just did what I was told and I'm still sober now, so I am really grateful.
"I'd look at other people and think, 'They look fine and happy; they even have families and have kids, how do they do it? They seem to be enjoying this ride called life'."
Congratulations on eight years, Sia!
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, dial 000. If you need help and advice, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or beyondblue on 1300 22 4636. A range of suicide prevention and mental health resources based around the country can be found here.
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