I feel for Bizzy Bone right now, assuming he’s telling the truth about wanting professional help to combat addiction. God knows I can empathize, again, if he’s sincere. It takes a lot for a man to voluntarily seek help moving a refrigerator, much less for the assistance in cleaning up a mess made by their own hands. Even the most modest & humble cats I know don’t just declare defeat easily. & that’s exactly what an alcoholic, who’s ready for help, is. A defeated man. It’s the realest tap out in the history of conflict.
I thoroughly believe that rehab works, if one is receptive to it, I just don’t think it should be a television show.
I’m not the biggest Bone Thugs-N-Harmony fan. Just being a Hip Hop head alone grants me privilege to certain trivia about them, like Cleveland & Eazy-E, but I don’t know much else. Like, I wasn’t aware dude even had a problem, but apparently it’s old news. Hell, I couldn’t tell you any of the different Bone Thugs members by name or picture if I had to. Which is probably good for them, in case I ever had to pick them out of a line-up.
What I do know, however, is that rehab isn’t a place a cat wants a camera to follow him. Latching one’s trouble-filled wagon to Dr. Drew just seems counterproductive to me. There’s a reason that most people go away, out of sight, when they require “rehabilitation,” even if addiction’s not involved. Which leds me to think that the majority of these ‘Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew’ patients are just dancing for the cameras, mid-crisis, in a way that suggests, to me, that they are as addicted to fame as they are anything else. I can tell you from experience that true rehab is one of those “go through the bottom to get to the top” circumstances, & only a fool would want such weakness broadcast for the sake of notoriety. There’s no commercial breaks in real life, if you smell my cologne.
Which leads me back to my original point. If he’s serious with his cry for help, God bless him. Alcoholism isn’t as easy as sitcom’s make it look. God forbid he’s done any permanent damage to himself, physically or mentally. Although, that seems to be the only time help is wanted. Normally, I’d throw a few shots at him, a la DMX or Coolio, but I know how it is to recognize & isolate a problem & then fix it. I also know what it’s like to maintain at my own altitude, regardless how it affects those closest to me. Biased? Maybe. Judgmental? Absolutely not.
Oh yeah, a few of y’all cats asked me about my son’s audition…well, he didn’t get a call back, but he had fun. He never even mentioned again after that day. Thanks for asking, though. That’s super duper good looking out.