2020 has been rough for everyone, and we just got a reminder that even celebrities are grappling with demons in lockdown.
Comedian and unproblematic icon John Mulaney recently checked himself into a rehabilitation center for alcohol and cocaine addiction and people are showing their support.
I care more about John Mulaney than most of the people I’ve actually met
— caitie delaney (@caitiedelaney) December 21, 2020
Mulaney has always been open about his path toward sobriety and shared his challenges in a 2019 Esquire profile.
“I never liked smoking pot,” he said. “Then I tried cocaine, and I loved it. I wasn’t a good athlete, so maybe it was some young male thing of ‘This is the physical feat I can do. Three Vicodin and a tequila and I’m still standing. Who’s the athlete now?'”
Mulaney, who is beloved for his hilarious, self-deprecating, never-punches-down comedy style, received an outpouring of loving messages on Twitter.
Nothing but good cheer and support for @mulaney, who is the best at everything he does, including the slaying of personal demons. You are human and you got this.
— Dan Telfer (@dantelfer) December 21, 2020
Never, ever be ashamed of being brave enough to ask for help. https://t.co/i6SjoUqNZG
— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) December 21, 2020
Sending SO MUCH love and support to John Mulaney. You got this. ❤️⚡️
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) December 22, 2020
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 21, 2020
let the news of john mulaney be a reminder to us all that we are going through a collective trauma with this pandemic, and for many of us that’s on top of struggles we were already having. check on your people. asking for help isn’t cowardly, it’s courageous.
— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) December 21, 2020
I love John Mulaney. His shows never fail to make me happy. And hearing the news that he is going into rebah–or anyone going in–I always take that as good news? It means that is a step toward getting well–a good and healthy one. So all good health and happiness to him.
— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) December 21, 2020
Much love to @mulaney ❤️
— Funch (@RonFunches) December 21, 2020
— Tim Long (@mrtimlong) December 21, 2020
— John DiMaggio (@TheJohnDiMaggio) December 21, 2020
I love John Mulaney so much. Getting sober is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’m so happy he’s getting help & wish the best for him and anyone else struggling with addiction right now ❤️
— Amanda Brooke Perrin (@brookeperrin) December 22, 2020
Love to @mulaney for getting the help
— Matt Braunger (@Braunger) December 21, 2020
RESPECT THE @mulaney HE HAVE THE COURAGE. GOD BLESS HIM
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) December 22, 2020
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) December 22, 2020
John Mulaney helped me laugh this year at a point where I didn’t think I could even crack a smile. It’s sad to hear he’s had to go to rehab, but I’m honestly glad he’s getting the help and support he needs right now. Asking for help is the first step in anything like this.
— Ellen Rose (@icklenellierose) December 21, 2020
JOHN MULANEY MUST BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS ILU STAY STAY STRONG FOR ALL OF US
— CYCLOPS RECORDINGS: BOOTCAMP OUT NOW (@Subtronics) December 21, 2020
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