Feb. 14 (UPI) — Frances Bean Cobain says getting sober was “the best decision” she’s “ever” made.
The 25-year-old artist and model detailed her struggle with addiction in an Instagram post Tuesday while celebrating two years of sobriety.
“This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018,” Cobain captioned a smiling clip of herself in Oahu, Hawaii. “It feels significant here, now because it’s my 2nd sober birthday.”
“It is an everyday battle to be in attendance for all the painful, bizarre, uncomfortable, tragic, [expletive] up things that have happened or will ever happen,” she said. “Self destruction and toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to.”
Cobain initially kept her issues quiet out of fear of “being judged or misunderstood or typecast as one specific thing,” but decided to speak out after recognizing her journey might be “informative” or “helpful” to others.
“Undeniably, for myself and those around me becoming present is the best decision I have ever made,” the star said. “So I’m gonna take today to celebrate my vibrant health and the abundance of happiness, gratitude, awareness, compassion, empathy, strength, fear, loss, wisdom, peace and the myriad of other messy emotions I feel constantly.”
“As cheesy and cornball as it sounds life does get better, if you want it to,” she added. “I only know what works for me and seeing to escape my life no longer works for me.”
Cobain is the daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and singer and actress Courtney Love. She and her boyfriend, The Ceremonies guitarist Matthew Cook, arrived in Hawaii last week after celebrating their one-year anniversary as a couple in January.
“You are my best and most favorite hooman. I love your innards a while lot. P.s. i like that we’re making the exact same dumb face at the exact same time,” the model captioned a photo with Cook on Sunday. “syfive.”