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Rob Lowe Celebrates 31 Years Of Sobriety: ‘I Want To Give Thanks’
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 29: Rob Lowe visits "Extra" at Burbank Studios on January 29, 2020 in Burbank, California.
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Actor Rob Lowe celebrated his 31 years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol by giving thanks to those who helped him along the journey.

In an Instagram post, the former “Wayne’s World” star shared a photo of himself biking on the beach with no shoes as he poured out his message of grace.

“Today I have 31 years drug and alcohol free,” wrote Lowe. “I want to give thanks to everyone walking this path with me, and welcome anyone thinking about joining us; the free and the happy. And a big hug to my family for putting up with me!!”

Lowe’s son, John Owen Lowe, responded by saying, “So proud of you, dad. Love you.”


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During a press conference last year, Lowe credited none other than Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler for helping him get sober.

“I’ve been sober for 30 years. When I first got sober, I thought, my life is sober. My fun is done, and I’m not going to be cool anymore,” he said. “I came home when I was probably sober two or three weeks and I got a call from Steven Tyler, who I did not know. He called to say ‘I heard you are in recovery and I just wanted to say hey, I’m thinking of you dude.’ If it’s good enough for f***ing Steven Tyler, it’s good enough for me.”

Though his political stance is murky, Rob Lowe has never conformed to Hollywood leftist norms by dismissing conservative ideas. The Hollowverse characterized him as a liberal-leaning man that respects conservative views. For instance, he previously said, “Liberal politics is built on empathy. I think conservative politics, from my opinion, is built on logic.”

During the 2016 election, Rob Lowe voiced his support for the movie “13 Hours,” which chronicled the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.

“If you haven’t seen 13 Hours, it’s a perfect #MemorialDay movie. A reminder of everything we should never forget. Particularly in 2016,” he tweeted.

In June of last year, Lowe stunned Conan O’Brien when he revealed that Justice Clarence Thomas is a good friend of his.

According to Lowe, the two met when he was inducted into the Horatio Alger Society a few years ago, prompting their friendship.

“I do know him. I got inducted into the Horatio Alger Society a couple years ago. … It’s a very exclusive, very amazing society that provides scholarships for kids who come from terrible, terrible backgrounds,” Lowe said. “But they are the best and the brightest in their classes. And the people in it are pretty studly. He’s one of them. That’s how we met. They put the medal on me in the halls of the Supreme Court.”

“Wow. Okay,” O’Brien said.

Lowe described Thomas as a generous man who even provided some helpful career advice to his own son.

“The reason I bring it up is he’s one of those people who occupies such a perception in people’s minds and he’s like, ‘If you ever need anything, call my number. This is my cell phone,’” Lowe said. “And then my son Matthew was going to law school. So I had some ideas about clerking and things like that.”

“So I call this cell phone and he answers it. And you’re like, ‘Geeze. Shouldn’t there be, like, a vetting process?’ And 45 minutes he’s giving me advice on what my son should do vis-a-vis law school and clerking,” he continued.

Related: Rob Lowe Stuns Conan O’Brien By Revealing Friendship With Justice Clarence Thomas

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