“Goonies” star Corey Feldman is sober, despite what the rumor mill might claim, he told People Magazine in an exclusive report Wednesday. The actor-turned-musician was accused of doing drugs after a strange performance on the “Today” show last month.
Feldman famously struggled with drugs and alcohol, but he said his 12-year-old son, Zen, is one of his main motivators to stay clean. “There’s nothing in this world that would ever make me do cocaine or heroin or any of that stuff ever again,” he told People Magazine, saying he’s been sober for over 25 years.
“That’s where my love is and where my heart is,” Feldman said about Zen, who he shares with ex-wife Susie. “There’s no time to mope around or to be depressed, because I have to be a positive influence on him. That’s what’s most important.”
Even though the recent backlash he received was hard, Feldman said he would remain clean. “I look at his beautiful smiling face and I say, ‘I’ve got to stay strong for him,’” the ‘80s child star revealed. “No matter how mean and awful people can be, I can’t let that affect me.”
Feldman, 45, recently vowed to stop speaking about the sexual abuse his late friend, Corey Haim, endured during his time in Hollywood out of respect for Haim’s mother, Judy. “I love Corey and I miss him to death,” Feldman said on “The Dr. Oz Show” in September. “But if me bringing up his name is affecting her life in any negative way, then it has to stop. We can talk about the great times we had together. But as far as the personal stuff, I think I’ve said what needs to be said.”
Haim died in 2010 at the age of 38. His abuser has never been identified.
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