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Frances Bean Cobain has opened up about her struggles with addiction. In a heartfelt Instagram post, the 25-year-old daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love reveals that she marked two years of sobriety on Tuesday.
“It’s an interesting and kaleidoscopic decision to share my feelings about something so intimate in a public forum,” Cobain writes. “The fact that I’m sober isn’t really public knowledge, decidedly and deliberately. But I think it’s more important to put aside my fear about being judged or misunderstood or typecast as one specific thing.”
Cobain doesn’t elaborate about the specifics of her addiction, but says she wants to “have the capacity to recognize & observe that my journey might be informative.”
“Even helpful to other people who are going through something similar or different,” she continues. “It is an everyday battle to be in attendance for all the painful, [bizarre], uncomfortable, tragic, f***ed up things that have ever happened or will ever happen.”
Cobain ends the post by writing “Peace, love, empathy,” the same phrase her father, who struggled with addiction throughout his life, used in his suicide note.
“I’m going to reclaim this phrase and define it as something that’s mine, filled with hope and goodness and health, because I want to,” she says.
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