French Montana has revealed that he’s been sober since his addiction led him to spend two weeks in the hospital last year. The rapper, 36, stated that he used 2020 to take a step back and rebuild after this troubling experience.

TMZ reported in 2019 that Montana had been hospitalized due to cardiac issues and stomach pains. The rapper had collapsed upon his return to Los Angeles after performing in five countries in one week, which he had paired alcohol with prescription drugs to keep his stamina up.

“It was a combination of a lot of things: being fatigued, dehydrated, you know, losing myself chasing money, chasing the wrong things… People seen I was out of control, not me, you know what I’m saying? ‘Cause, it’s almost like working out. You don’t see you getting big ’cause you see yourself every day. It’s the same thing with you being out of control.”

He has now revealed in a new interview with XXL that he has not had a drink since November 21, 2019, taking 2020 to detox from social media and work toward his sobriety. Montana shared that reclaiming his life and becoming sober is the new high of his life and that he is ready for his “second chapter in the game.”

“I think that was the hardest thing I ever did in my life, to snatch myself back. So, for me to stop everything and just step back, that was like one of my biggest accomplishments.”

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