Frances Bean Cobain Celebrates Sobriety, Shares Private Struggle With Addiction
Frances Bean Cobain shared a major milestone moment with her fans last night.
While unwinding in Oahu, Hawaii this Tuesday (February 13), the daughter of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and Hole's Courtney Love decided to open up to her followers on Instagram for the first time about her private history with addiction by marking her second anniversary sober.
“I thought I would start this post by using a pure moment in Oahu amongst nature, with my love,” Cobain captioned the photograph during her Hawaiian getaway with boyfriend Matthew Cook. “This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018. It feels significant here, now because it’s my 2nd sober birthday.”
“It’s an interesting and kaleidoscopic decision to share my feelings about something so intimate in a public forum," the model continued. "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.”
Although the 25-year-old abstained from disclosing the specifics behind her battle or journey out of addiction, she explained it was a voluntary choice she made in hopes of getting a fresh start on a healthier, more clearheaded lifestyle.
“I want 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 added. "It is an everyday battle to be in attendance for all the painful, bazaar, uncomfortable, tragic, f----d up things that have ever happened or will ever happen.”
Even though she's come a long way in her quest, Cobain revealed that her journey to sobriety came with its share of bumps in the road.
“Self-destruction and toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to. Undeniably, for myself and those around me becoming present is the best decision I have ever made."
Cobain then signed off on her announcement with the expression "Peace, love, empathy," a phrase taken from the letter left behind by her father, Kurt — who also struggled with drug addiction — before he claimed his life in April 1994.
"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."