‘Queer Eye’ Star Karamo Brown Opens Up About Past Cocaine Abuse: ‘I Had To Forgive Myself’

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Queer Eye tradition skilled Karamo Brown is commonly seen doling out life-affirming recommendation to those that want it, however he's skilled his personal private struggles, too. That reality grew to become clear when the star shared his personal experiences with substance abuse.

On Wednesday (March 6), Brown appeared on People Now to advertise the third season of Queer Eye and his new memoir Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing and Hope. In the interview, Brown spoke about his previous struggles with abusing cocaine, which he mentioned dominated his day by day life.

“Cocaine grew to become my escape,” he mentioned. “I went to a spot the place I used to be utilizing this drug and utilizing it, like, early within the morning, within the night…there was a degree the place I had my ATM set for quick money set for the quantity for an eighth of cocaine.”

Brown elaborated, saying that at his lowest factors, he gave his ATM card to a stranger to be able to have them go withdraw cash from his account and purchase cocaine for him, and did the drug in entrance of his mom. “That was the low level the place I used to be like, ‘How may you embarrass your self?’” he mentioned. “The look on her face of harm, of ache, I used to be like…‘I put my household by means of that.’”

But the star mentioned the important thing to his transferring on and restoration was forgiving himself to be able to attempt to assist others. “Going by means of that enables me to speak to individuals who have addictions and say ‘I do know what you’re going by means of,’” he mentioned. “It permits me to speak to members of the family who’re coping with somebody who has an dependancy…I can communicate to that and say, ‘You can develop by means of this and heal from it.’”

Brown’s memoir, which particulars his dependancy andthe many different aspects of his life earlier than and after Queer Eye, is now out there in bookstores in every single place. Season three of Queer Eye premieres on Netflix March 15.

Watch the total clip of Karamo Brown discussing his previous drug abuse under: