Legendary producer Timberland has opened up about his struggles with addiction. In a recent interview he reveals he suffered a near-death overdose.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, the artist, born Timothy Mosey, revealed that he began taking OxyContin in his 30s. The addiction began innocently. He began using OxyContin to help with nerve issues that came from a gunshot wound he got as a teenager. As his usage became rampant, his chart success declined, and his marriage collapsed. The downward spiral lead him to struggle with a cycle of depression and further addiction.
Timberland said he survived a near-death overdose while sleeping three years ago, recalling that “there was a light…I woke up trying to catch my breath, like I was underwater. But through that whole thing I saw life – I saw where I would be if I don’t change, and where I could be if I did.”
After weaning himself off the medication and experiencing withdrawal, he “thought about Michael Jackson… I didn’t want to be old and taking these pills.”
What You Will Learn:
In this episode Troy discusses:
- Timothy Mosley who was instrumental in producing some of the most well-known songs for Aaliyah, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z and many other well-known artists.
- Highlights of his successful career, contrasted by the low of addiction to pain pills.
- Troy gives seven motives that should compel anyone that is dealing with drugs, pornography, or any other type of sin that seems impossible to break.
You could help someone to break free from addiction with these seven Biblical motivations. Take time to listen!
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