The actress says she is "free."
On Monday, the singer shared a what she called, “unrecognizable” version of herself on Instagram to commemorate a milestone in her sobriety journey.
“This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017 is an unrecognizable version of myself. I had so much self discovery to unlock and explore,” she captioned the candid photo of her sitting in a bean bag with a makeup free face while wearing a pink track suit.
“I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity.”
“Personally, to do this I needed to stop drinking alcohol because it kept my mind and heart circling in the same direction and quite honestly I was exhausted,” she continued.
“I wanted to feel the pain so I could carry it like a badge of honor. I wanted to live as a leader does and break cycles to advance forward- never looking back with regret and remorse over any choice I have made and would make for the rest of my time here within this beautiful world.”
“I can’t believe it has been 4yrs! It feels like maybe 2. I think that is a good thing. Ha. There is so much stigma around the word alcoholism or the label of an alcoholic. The real work that needed to be done in my life was to actually accept failure, pain, brokenness, and self sabotage.”
She also give emphasis on how drinking wasn’t the issue but herself. “I didn’t love myself. I didn’t respect my own power.”
“Today I do. I have made nice with the fears and I have accepted the parts of my life that are just sad. I own my personal power with soulful courage. I am wildly honest and comfortably open. I am free.”
In her 2020 memoir, Simpson admits to developing an addiction to booze and medications, claiming that her addiction was fueled in part by the pain of childhood sexual abuse that started when she was six years old.