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Rob Lowe Opens Up About Sobriety: “It’s Saved My Life”

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Rob Lowe received the Spirit of Sobriety Award on Saturday, an honor that the actor tells HipHollywood is ‘humbling.”

During the 2015 Paleyfest Fall TV Preview event on Tuesday night, HipHollywood caught up with The Grinder actor to talk about winning the award after 25 years of being sober. “It’s a reminder that the recovery road that I am on has really surprising, unexpected rewards. Any time that I can speak on recovery is a good day because it’s saved my life, changed my life. It’s very, very, very simple to do and yet it’s also very, very hard.”

The 51-year-old added, “I love anytime I can be a part of that world I’m happy.”

When receiving last weekend’s award, the former alcoholic and sex addict told the crowd that “Being in recovery has given me everything of value that I have in my life. Integrity, honesty, fearlessness, faith, a relationship with God, and most of all gratitude. It’s given me a beautiful family and an amazing career. I’m under no illusions where I would be without the gift of alcoholism and the chance to recover from it.”

Rob is the star of Fox’s upcoming comedy, The Grinder, which will premiere on September 29 on Fox .

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