John Mulaney is one of the more well-known figures in comedy today. Now, the star is taking time to work on himself as he reportedly checks himself into rehab for cocaine and alcohol abuse.
Page Six first reported the news last night, as Mulaney has struggled with addiction for most of his adult life. In an interview with Esquire Magazine in 2019, he shared,
"I drank for attention...I was really outgoing, and then at twelve, I wasn't. I didn't know how to act. And then I was drinking, and I was hilarious again." Mulaney first round of sobriety came when he was 23.
In recent months, Mulaney has appeared on several talk shows, including writing and hosting for Saturday Night Live.
As the star seeks treatment, supporters of his are taking to social media to provide words of encouragement.
let the news of john mulaney be a reminder to us all that we are going through a collective trauma with this pandem… https://t.co/Avt8hf8vve— Katie Nolan (@Katie Nolan) 1608595018
Sending SO MUCH love and support to John Mulaney. You got this. ❤️⚡️— o l i v i a (@o l i v i a) 1608610330
Much love to @mulaney ❤️— Funches in Austin 10/27-29 (@Funches in Austin 10/27-29) 1608589810
Rooting for John Mulaney so hard. My all time fave.— blaire erskine (@blaire erskine) 1608592115
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We wish Mulaney the absolute best as he seeks treatment.