Richard Lewis celebrates 27 years of sobriety: 'I was near death from alcoholism'

"If you’re struggling you can get help," Lewis said. "I did."

ByStephen Iervolino via via logo
August 05, 2021, 11:20 AM

Comedian and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Richard Lewis is celebrating 27 years sober, a milestone he achieved Wednesday, he posted on social media.

"August 3, 1994 I thought that I was near death from alcoholism," Lewis, 74, tweeted Tuesday of the moment that changed everything for him. "Early the next day I was rushed to the ER and turned my life around a day, sometimes a minute at a time."

"If you’re struggling you can get help," the "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" star added. "I did. 8/4/21 27 years sober."

As of this article's posting, Lewis' tweet has been liked more than 184,000 times and has been commented on by many followers, some of whom added their own stories of addiction, ranging from struggle to survival.

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