Rob Delaney celebrated 18 years of sobriety this week.
The “Catastrophe” star, 43, reluctantly announced the news on Twitter Tuesday, tweeting, “As of today I’ve been sober for 18 years. I hesitated posting this today but I feel duty-bound to let those who need help with booze or drugs know that there is another way. Thank you to everyone who’s helped me along the way.❤️”
Delaney previously attributed his sobriety to helping him cope with the death of his 2-year-old son, Henry, two years ago. He passed away following a battle with brain cancer.
“Our first year without our son and brother Henry. Had I not been sober it would have been far worse. As it was, I squeaked by,” he said at the time. “Sobriety allowed me to be a reasonably good dad, husband and worker through it all. (If you average it out. I think.) Sobriety allows me to grieve fully, and grief is an expression of love.”
Following the death of their son, Delaney and his wife, Leah, welcomed another baby boy.
Addressing the couple’s decision to expand their family while Henry was sick, Delaney said, “We likely would’ve had a fourth anyway. But I mean, there’s mixed feelings. It’s sort of like [Henry and the new baby] touch each other a little bit, but they almost exist in separate lanes.”
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