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Macklemore Admits To Drug Relapse — Criticism And Career Stress To Blame

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Macklemore admits he fell off the wagon.

With a lot of success comes a lot of pressure.

And after Macklemore had such an incredible year in 2014, he admitted he fell off the wagon a little bit. The recovering addict and his musical partner, Ryan Lewis, had won several awards and their songs were dominating the charts.

[ Related: Did Macklemore & His Fiancée Have Their Baby? ]

But, the 32-year-old explained that the attention and new, crazy lifestyle caused him to recently relapse and get back into drugs, specifically marijuana and pills:

"I held it together for a while. But, eventually, I stopped going to my 12-step meetings. I was burnt out. I was super-stressed. We weren't sleeping — doing a show every day, zigzagging all over the country. In terms of the media I was getting put into a box that I never saw for myself. The pressure and the fame — everything. All the clichés, man — like not being able to walk around, having no privacy, and from this TV appearance to this TV appearance, and the criticism, and the lack of connection, and the lack of meetings — all of that put into one pie was just…I just wanted to escape."

But one day, his fiancée, Tricia Davis, found some drugs he had been hiding, which forced him to press pause on his using habits, at least for a little while. But unfortunately, he explained, it didn't last very long:

"I sat in a car, a hot boxed car — I thought that was a good idea — and got high. And then the next day it was like, ‘What's up with the weed?' And once I'm there, it's over."

As much as he wanted to stop, the rapper revealed he just couldn't convince himself to quit:

"You know, like, Monday, I'ma stop…. OK. Tuesday, I'ma stop…. OK, f—k it, I might as well go on to the weekend. Sunday, I'm done. But after this bag of weed…"

It even began to invade his professional life:

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Kim Richards Says She's Been Sober For More Than 30 Days! And Now She's Spilling Some Surprising News About Her Role On RHOBH!

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Keep up the good work!

As we reported earlier this week, Real Housewives star Kim Richards has finished rehab and says she is in LOVE with her sobriety.

However, has the troubled reality TV personality stayed away from the bottle?!

It turns out…

YES! In fact, the 50-year-old says she has been sober for more than 30 days! Congrats!

On Wednesday, she spoke out about her new found health.

The former child actress said she wanted to get help because of her tumultuous home life:

"I love sobriety… I've always loved sobriety, and relapsing was very hard for me. It was not easy. I have to say, don't take this wrong, but I really wanted to go to treatment because I needed a break from what I was going through at home."

But what exactly was happening behind closed doors?

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Farrah Fawcett's Son Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Violating His Probation With Heroin Charge

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Maybe this will give him some time to sober up.

Redmond O'Neal has had a pretty public problem with heroin in the past while constantly avoiding jail time, but it seems as though his luck has finally run out.

That's because Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal's son was just sentenced to three years in prison for violating his probation regarding his drug addiction.

The 30-year-old admitted to the court that he had slipped back into drugs after multiple stints in rehab and subsequent arrests.

[ Related: Ryan O'Neals Legal Battle Against The University Of Texas ]

However, Redmond's judge ruled that he had already served 302 days of his three-year punishment, and will probably get out early, meaning he'll most likely serve less than a year behind bards.

Still, that seems like more than enough time to force him to get his head straight.

[Image via WENN.]

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Brandi Glanville Comes To Kim Richards' Defense AGAIN And Gives An Update On The RHOBH Star!

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Brandi Glanville speaks out on Kim Richards... again!

Well, it seems Kim Richards has the support of at least one person!

After it was reported that the 50-year-old left rehab in the middle of the night and that she won't be a cast member on the next season for RHOBH, Brandi Glanville is coming to her defense!

Again!

[ Related: Kim Checks Out Of Rehab After One Month ]

Following Kim's previous stint in a recovery facility, the former RHOBH star spoke out, but this time, she's saying:

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RHOBH's Kim Richards Resurfaces After Rehab Drama — And She Clears The Air About Her Sobriety!

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Kim Richards is back!

After a roller coaster stint in rehab, the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is sober and happy about it.

On Monday, it was reported that the blonde beauty was recently spotted leaving Madeo in Beverly Hills, California. And she was more than willing to gush about her sobriety.

[ Related: Nene Leakes' Reason For Leaving The Real Housewives Of Atlanta ]

She shared:

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Kim Richards Isn't Welcomed For ANY Appearance On The Next Season Of RHOBH After Her Continued Rehab Drama!

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Uh oh!

On Tuesday, it was revealed that Kim Richards fled from her rehab facility only 30 days after checking in!

Now, it's been reported for some time that the 50-year-old won't be a cast member on the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

But even more than that, now that producers have deemed her as a liability risk and have let her go from the show, she reportedly won't even be making those "friend of the show" appearances! Although her sister Kyle Richards is still a cast member, but we all know they aren't exactly in communication at this time, so it wouldn't make sense anyway for Kim to appear just as Kyle's sister.

[ Related: Brandi Glanville Calls Two Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Stars C*nts! ]

The reality star has been struggling with substance abuse problems, so it's probably for the best that she is away from the cameras and drama that comes with the Real Housewives territory.

We hope Richards gets the help she needs.

[Image via Brian To/WENN.]

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