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-- you know our next guest he spent -- -- on the sitcom different strokes.
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That was a funny moment for the recent death of cows are -- -- reminds us that growing up for the public guys anything but easy at times in our next guest knows that very well.
Todd Bridges played older brother Willis is just saw different strokes he also -- on fishing is also on the Walton and so much more.
In his new memoir that's out now he talks about some of his struggles with drugs and other things.
The name of the book -- school killing Willis.
Welcome thank you thanks reparations it's great to have you at at the top of your -- -- lot of different strokes -- you which you were starring in for eight seasons and you're makin'.
You were livin' large and yet for a while the number one thing you wanted was just.
To get high.
While that was actually after initially and it -- people realized with a process of the show of their professions and account kitten a year.
When -- show that -- in my whole life fell apart because everything caught up.
And in the US the way the root of so many child stars unfortunately towards self destruction mobile -- it always explain to people is we can't blame Hollywood it's -- Hollywood as the badgers that I made.
-- -- it's a stupid personal choices.
Around the media -- -- -- -- -- Hollywood -- because they threw you away this and that but I can't blame Hollywood I made some stupid choices I mean it's a horrible mistakes that cost.
-- you've got it obvious into on drugs again possession and you know playing.
Addiction and gas but some of that is because you lost about high that you had from beating on TV -- -- -- it and -- argument.
That whatsoever that's lovers allows must've been my publicist my father to -- publicist -- I was -- my father.
Most harassment -- Immigrants will result when I'm -- -- when -- first -- the first year I was right my -- with the group white friends.
And please pull us over and to Mumbai from it's a little -- stolen from me my mother whether position -- buyback.
A week later it was very -- -- -- -- -- on the station Milliken gave me back.
So that it's what real old you know you shouldn't be going like that and -- -- top rated show so.
When the show ended is when my whole everything club briefing from the publicist my -- for my father.
You know and then I never once you know whatever goals into addiction thinking they're gonna get you know addicted to drugs usually do it to cover the pain out.
But then when I got caught up an addiction you know it wasn't a Hollywood didn't throw me away after Hollywood -- -- at the time.
I'm -- talented -- I -- you're on the -- -- for a little while you heard yet on fish -- -- really really cute -- throw that collapsed actually at one point it was only me and Michael Jackson into stars and -- seven right now I ask -- tied in in the other thing you you win easily gets all the -- and if you Jamison got -- to -- a lot of people wanna help others.
-- did you reach out to -- came woo yeah who.
Still -- -- diluted one of the -- according was -- with a feel like they have a problem and that's one of the biggest problems.
Creativity to perception medication which we take in accord with the -- tells you going to be okay.
We'll take you to compare to what -- addicts into you know -- -- that he started taking pills and I -- a bunch of them and don't listen to what tritium levels says.
And that's what I'm -- took you know he was -- -- gotten I guess we found out that's gotten there really you know we need I that we not that sick genetically that's gotten.
You turn your life around small for me seventeen years ago I won't go one game decided things had been different and now my mom never given me what she never help me encouraged to do drugs she always.
What -- -- up completely.
And I'm around when the court when last -- -- meal for trial and then just it wouldn't go to rehab where you gonna jail.
And I chose to go to rehab and down still wasn't quite ready at that moment.
But when I when I got really angry and really mad at the possible people and -- -- Stratton in four points.
Animals in it for three days -- you know when you're you know in your toward -- in a big diaper on.
-- on the hit show -- you can.
There has to be a change that's rock bottom.
Verifies repairs right now with these dear kid might be dominance in that he went one mile mile -- my advice is first of all never get one child but also you have to you have to love your child -- also have this like what I do my kids is.
I tell them all of them every day but also I tell -- truth a lot -- you know I -- expecting knows you don't do I save out as I do.
And you can't do that more students you need explanation they deserve explanations you really do.
And down and killing Willis explained the whole you know way that my life really -- -- sea life you get more to a single to show ended it was that didn't you'll begin weren't working -- limelight.
Had nothing to that whatsoever in Oslo lab fell from grace well read all about it Kelly Willis is the name of it -- out there right now Todd Bridges real pleasure that you appreciate it thanks so it's -- real thing -- --
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