Frankie Grande Pays Tribute to Mac Miller

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Frankie Grande gives thanks for Mac Miller’s guidance during his own rehabilitation process.

While the Grande family undoubtedly has an emotional connection to Mac Miller’s passing, due to Miller’s past relationship with Ariana Grande, Frankie Grande also felt a strong bond with the late artist.

Frankie posted a lengthy Instagram caption on Wednesday, stating that Mac Miller was someone he sought guidance from while struggling with his own substance abuse issues. In the post, he admits Miller was the main reason he decided to seek treatment and become sober.

 

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I am beyond heartbroken over Malcolm’s death. He was a good friend and was wonderful to my sister. He was the reason I went to the rehabilitation center where I was detoxed safely from all of the drugs alcohol and medications I was taking, when I couldn’t imagine living without them. It was the place where I found the community of support that showed me that living life without drugs was a possibility and I would never have discovered that if it weren’t for Malcolm. I remember when I would get 30, 60, 90 days clean and Malcom would be there with a gift and a card and words of encouragement… telling me that he knew how hard getting sober is and how impressed he was that I was succeeding. Addiction is a TERRIBLE disease… many people are suffering from addiction like I am and many many of them are losing. Those of us who are struggling with addiction must stay strong. We must continue to work HARD on ourselves every single day and help each other. Our disease is strong but WE ARE STRONGER and I vow to work every moment of my life to keep myself sober so that i may be there for others. This is a difficult road but YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TRUDGE IT ALONE. To anyone who needs help, help is there. you just need to have the courage to ask, which I know can be EXTREMELY difficult… but when you do I GUARANTEE support will be there. do not be ashamed if you are losing the battle against addiction, shame feeds the disease, humility defeats it. please ask for help! you are NOT ALONE! I am here… and I will continue to be here… for you… Malcom my friend, you will be dearly missed. and I know you will be looking down on me from heaven, proudAF for every day I live my life clean and sober… 453 days and counting… Thank you from the bottom of my heart 🙏💖 AA: (212) 870-3400 NA: (818) 773-9999 Suicide Prevention Lifeline: :800-273-9255

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Frankie’s post also included a message of inspiration to those struggling with drug and alcohol problems, encouraging others to seek professional treatment. After being sober for over a year now, he is beginning to advocate for substance abuse awareness and sharing his story to prove that help is out there for those who need it.