Celebrities are notorious for battling drug addictions and South African celebs are not any different. A number of them have come clean about their addictions and how they beat them.
Briefly.co.za put together this list with the help of the dailysun.co.za about nine celebrities who beat their addictions.
1. Trevor Gumbi
The comedian fought a long battle against his drug addiction but his troubles were not over. He recently came clean about finally beating his addiction to alcohol and this week he celebrated the 60th day of his 100-day challenge of no cigarettes and alcohol.
2. Mobi Dixon
The DJ and music producer managed to kick his addiction in 2011. He revealed how his addiction almost cost him everything including his music career but thanks to rehab he now sober.
3. Hugh Masekela
The legendary jazz musician battled a drug and alcohol addiction. He had been an addict for many years and finally quit when he realised that addiction had become a “respectable culture” in Mzansi.
He late musical icon went on to start his own rehab programme which helped other performers to beat their addictions.
4. DJ Sox
The DJ whose real name is Mbuso Sokhela shocked the entertainment industry when he revealed that he had been an addict and had found his way to sobriety in 2015. He started raising awareness about drugs and tried to repair the damage that had been done to his life and relationships.
5. Nina Hastie
The popular South Africa comedian overcame more than drug addiction, she also overcame trauma from suffering abuse at an early age as well as a mental health issue.
The formidable woman is now an inspiration for other women and encourages them to speak openly about their experiences.
6. Riky Rick
Rapper is often associated with the party lifestyle which usually involves drugs. When the rapper revealed that he was suffering from drug addiction it was hard to believe someone who seemed to have it together was actually suffering.
In 2015 he spoke about overcoming his drug addiction and that he hopes to inspire others to kick the habit.
7. Kelly Khumalo
In 2016 Kelly Khumalo revealed that she had overcome an addiction and even admitted to getting high in church. Her career has spanned over 18 years and she said that no matter how famous a person is that they remain human and suffer from the same vices.
8. Vusi Nova
Vusi Nova revealed that he had spent R5 million in a period of 10 months, most of it going to drugs. The singer said that: “I wanted to warn others to be aware and avoid falling into the same trap. It was stupid of me and I’m not proud of it. That is why I want it to be a lesson to others”.
9. Kabelo Mabalane
Kabelo Mabalane has been a vocal champion in the fight against drug addiction. He overcame his own addiction and has committed himself to making South Africa a healthier and drug-free country.
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