Famous Dex Celebrates 11 Months of Sobriety

Famous Dex reveals that he has been sober for nearly a year.

BYRandy Mitchell
Rolling Loud Southern California

Famous Dex has reached a major health milestone. Dex has captivated audiences for years. Moreover, his skill as an artist was evident right out of the gate. Indeed, Dex's debut album peaked at number 12 on the Billboard 200. Dex Meets Dexter featured such standouts as "Pick it Up" and "Japan." However, despite his talent, Dex's career has been hampered by substance abuse issues. The rapper has been open about his struggles with addiction over the years. Subsequently, several rehab attempts failed. His latest stint in rehab was last September. It followed a jail sentence for violating a protective order his girlfriend got against him.

TMZ Hip Hop recently caught up with Dex at LAX. Initially, the reporter credited Dex on his appearance compared to the last time the pair saw each other. Dex responded to the compliment with a major update on his health. "I'm not doing drugs no more," the rapper confidently stated. "I've been drug clean for 11 months." Addiction can take a toll on both the body and the mind. However, Dex's improvement in health has clearly done wonders for him mentally. During the interview, Dex removed his sunglasses to reveal his eyes. "I'm happy and I'm healthy," he said.

Famous Dex Shares Inspiring Words For Those Struggling With Addiction

Moreover, Dex's recovery can be seen as an inspiration to anyone struggling with the same issues. Subsequently, Dex had a message for anyone thinking about giving up. "Keep God first, and don't forget where you come from." he said. "We might give up, but God don't." The rapper's final piece of advice was simply to "stay humble." Meanwhile, these are also exciting times for the Chicago native in terms of music. Dex recently took to Instagram to announce he had signed a new $5.6 million dollar deal with 300 records. The rapper had already been signed to the label before. However, the new deal is possibly the result of renegotiations.

Elsewhere, Dex teamed up with Rich the Kid and Jay Critch on the single "Where's Dexter" earlier this year. It appears that Dex may finally be putting his issues behind him. Moreover, his fans will be hoping the rapper can stay healthy so he can put out more bangers in the future.

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