Frankie Grande Thanks Mac Miller For Helping Him Get Sober
And says the rapper was “wonderful” to his sister, Ariana Grande.
Ariana Grande’s older brother encourages an open dialogue around drug misuse in his message, as he pays his respects to the artist while letting the world know how much he assisted in his own personal battle with sobriety
"He was a good friend and was wonderful to my sister," he wrote. "He was the reason I went to the rehabilitation center where I was detoxed safely from all of the drugs alcohol and medications I was taking, when I couldn’t imagine living without them [sic].”
"It was the place where I found the community of support that showed me that living life without drugs was a possibility and I would never have discovered that if it weren’t for Malcolm."
Frankie went on to add: "I remember when I would get 30, 60, 90 days clean and Malcom would be there with a gift and a card and words of encouragement... telling me that he knew how hard getting sober is and how impressed he was that I was succeeding."
Ariana Grande’s brother also spoke about how anyone struggling with substance abuse issues has to “stay strong” and help each other along the way.
"Our disease is strong but WE ARE STRONGER and I vow to work every moment of my life to keep myself sober so that i may be there for others. This is a difficult road but YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TRUDGE IT ALONE," the Broadway star wrote.
Finishing up his tribute on the ‘gram, Frankie said: “Malcom my friend, you will be dearly missed. and I know you will be looking down on me from heaven, proudAF for every day I live my life clean and sober... [sic].”
“453 days and counting... Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
A California coroner has now said that further tests are required to determine the real reason behind Mac’s death.
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Words by @jordandplatt