2020 has been rough for everyone, and we just got a reminder that even celebrities are grappling with demons in lockdown.
Comedian and unproblematic icon John Mulaney recently checked himself into a rehabilitation center for alcohol and cocaine addiction and people are showing their support.
I care more about John Mulaney than most of the people I’ve actually met
— caitie delaney (@caitiedelaney) December 21, 2020
Mulaney has always been open about his path toward sobriety and shared his challenges in a 2019 Esquire profile.
“I never liked smoking pot,” he said. “Then I tried cocaine, and I loved it. I wasn’t a good athlete, so maybe it was some young male thing of ‘This is the physical feat I can do. Three Vicodin and a tequila and I’m still standing. Who’s the athlete now?'”
Mulaney, who is beloved for his hilarious, self-deprecating, never-punches-down comedy style, received an outpouring of loving messages on Twitter.
Nothing but good cheer and support for @mulaney, who is the best at everything he does, including the slaying of personal demons. You are human and you got this.
— Dan Telfer (@dantelfer) December 21, 2020
Never, ever be ashamed of being brave enough to ask for help. https://t.co/i6SjoUqNZG
— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) December 21, 2020
Sending SO MUCH love and support to John Mulaney. You got this. ❤️⚡️
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) December 22, 2020
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 21, 2020
let the news of john mulaney be a reminder to us all that we are going through a collective trauma with this pandemic, and for many of us that’s on top of struggles we were already having. check on your people. asking for help isn’t cowardly, it’s courageous.
— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) December 21, 2020
I love John Mulaney. His shows never fail to make me happy. And hearing the news that he is going into rebah–or anyone going in–I always take that as good news? It means that is a step toward getting well–a good and healthy one. So all good health and happiness to him.
— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) December 21, 2020
Much love to @mulaney ❤️
— Funch (@RonFunches) December 21, 2020
.@mulaney is insanely talented, and was way nicer to me than he needed to be when he did @TheSimpsons. I hope he & everyone who’s struggling these days get the help they need.
— Tim Long (@mrtimlong) December 21, 2020
The only jokes I want to hear about @mulaney in rehab are the jokes he tells about it after he gets out. #mulaney #onedayatatime
— John DiMaggio (@TheJohnDiMaggio) December 21, 2020
I love John Mulaney so much. Getting sober is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’m so happy he’s getting help & wish the best for him and anyone else struggling with addiction right now ❤️
— Amanda Brooke Perrin (@brookeperrin) December 22, 2020