For as much success as Bobby Brown has achieved, hardships have unfortunately been a defining aspect of his narrative.
During his marriage to the late great Whitney Houston, the GRAMMY-winning performer embraced a “bad boy” persona that very much played out publicly.
Court visits were a constant and soon drug addiction plagued his and Houston’s image.
In the decade since, drugs especially have led to tragic losses for Brown – who has lived to witness the deaths of Houston, their only daughter Bobbi Kristina, and most recently his son Bobby Brown Jr.
In a new appearance on Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith, Brown opens up about the tragedies as well as his later addiction to alcohol.
“[Because of] alcohol, I started losing bodily function. My body started shutting down because I was drinking that much.
My body just was giving out on me. Even with alcohol, I got to the point where I needed it.”
I wasn’t getting drunk anymore. I wasn’t getting a little tipsy anymore. I needed it to wake up. I needed it to stop the shakes, to function on a day-to-day basis. For me, it wasn’t recreational.”
Ahead of the episode’s premiere today, check out clips below…