Jamie Campbell Bower: ‘Stranger Things’ Star On Addiction, Marking Seventh Year Of Sobriety

The actor reminded his followers that everyone is a work in progress.

After his star turn in Stranger Things, Jamie Campbell Bower opened up on social media. The actor talked about his drug addiction and mental health struggles in a series of tweets.

Bower, who plays Vecna on the Netflix hit, gave fans an update on his sobriety journey.

“12 and a half years ago, I was in active addiction. Hurting myself and those around me who I loved the most,’ the actor tweeted. He adds, “It got so bad that eventually, I ended up in a hospital for mental health. I am now 7 1/2 years clean and sober. I have made many mistakes in my life.”

Jamie Campbell Bower continued to share how good a place he’s currently in. His career and emotions are stable because he’s sober. The Stranger Things actor, 33, not only shared his experience but also gave out words of encouragement.

Bower says that “each day is a chance to start again. Atone for mistakes and grow.”

“For anyone who wakes up thinking, ‘oh god, not again,’ I promise you there’s a way. I’m so grateful to be where I am. I’m so grateful to be sober. I’m so grateful to be. Remember, we are all works in progress, J x,’ he finished.

Jamie Campbell Bower did a good thing

His thread gained a considerable amount of attention and traction on Twitter. Several people commented on Bower’s tweets and congratulated him on his success story. Some users even praised him for being a good role model to his fans.

Indeed, his tweets of encouragement are coming from an honest place. It’s not easy to be vulnerable when you’re a public figure, but Bower can breathe easy knowing he did a good thing.

RELATED Lollapalooza 2022: Metallica Gave A Shoutout To ‘Stranger Things’ During Their Set

After all, the story he shared may be of great help to some lost souls.

Featured Image Macky Arquilla


Get Hundreds of Discounts & Vouchers

Grab ₱100,000 worth of vouchers on food, home essentials, fashion finds and more!


Get weekly updates on new articles and deals.