Frances Bean Cobain Opens Up About Battle With Addiction
It’s been 24 years since Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain took his own life at the height of his fame.
While the exact causes of Cobain’s self-destructive mental state remain a mystery, the singer’s long struggle with heroin addiction is believed to have played a role in his downward spiral.
And the battle that claimed her father’s life was no doubt on Frances Bean Cobain’s mind yesterday, as she revealed that she’s celebrating two years of sobriety.
Frances shared the news with her millions of Instagram followers on Tuesday with a moving post about her new lease on life:
“I thought I would start this post by using a pure moment in Oahu amongst nature, with my love. This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018,” the 25-year-old wrote.
“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.”
Cobain went on to say that she made a conscious decision to keep her struggle to herself until now:
“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.”
Frances says she’s opening up about her struggle now, in hopes that others might find inspiration in her ability to get clean:
“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 writes.
The daughter of Courtney Love – who’s own struggles with addiction have been well-documented – adds that she’s realized using substances to escape her problems will always be tempting, but she says she’s found a better path:
“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.
“How we treat our bodies directly correlates to how we treat our souls. It’s all interconnected. It has to be.”
Frances ends her celebratory post with a message of hope for those who are struggling:
“As cheesy and cornball as it sounds life does get better, if you want it to,” she writes.
“I’ll never claim I know something other people don’t. I only know what works for me and seeking to escape my life no longer works for me.”
After an ugly divorce from Isaiah Silva, Cobain is dating musician Matthew Cook these days.
She assures fans that she’s never been happier.
We wish her all the best in all her endeavors.