Robin Williams Talks About Addiction in 2006 Interview With Diane Sawyer

The comedian spoke openly about his battle with addiction.
1:41 | 08/11/14

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Transcript for Robin Williams Talks About Addiction in 2006 Interview With Diane Sawyer
Robin Williams wasn't one to hold back -- often turn those personal struggles and the punch lines and had a very different tone when he sat down with Diane it was a -- candid conversation in 2006 and here's a bit more about his honesty. About his addiction. Was there. One moment. That -- felons -- -- was it one day changes are gradual is standing at a precipice and -- founders have for instance the little corner of course for growth. This is -- December's -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Someone who has no tolerance for oppressed -- possibility. To talk about it that's caused by something that -- -- it's just there just in its -- and waits. It's -- -- -- -- waiting for the time when you think this time I'm OK and then it. And then next thing you know it's not okay. Is -- folks. This sadness. About these past two years from. Own. There's a sadness and then you have to go vendors also. There's also hope -- send -- it's almost like. You know everything you wish they hadn't happened but they did and the purpose is to make it different this political Buddhist gift I would called him a Christian gift it's -- idea of you're back and you realize the thing that matters are others. Way beyond herself. -- goes away you go -- -- Realize there -- a lot lot of amazing people out there to be grateful for. The loving god and that other Matt. Good luck. That's what life is about.

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