Legendary singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson credits God for delivering him from cocaine addiction after attending a church service in Los Angeles that changed his life nearly 30 years ago.
Robinson, who is mainly known for his association with Motown Records, says cocaine was “a whole other animal” in terms of his narcotic abuse. But it was a pastor’s prayer that made him end his addiction, he explained.
“She told me that God had told her I was coming [to the service]. And she told me all the things that were happening to me, physically and emotionally and mentally – which I shared with no on one earth,” Robinson said in an interview withThe Telegraph. “No one knew. She told me every one of them that night. She said God had showed her what was going on. And I walked in that church an addict, and I came out free. May of 1986. Never looked back.”
Prior to his cocaine addition, Robinson said he used to smoke weed but he underestimated how severe his drug abuse would become later on
“I thought that it couldn’t happen to me. That’s the cunning of drugs … Because when I was younger I used to smoke a whole lot of weed. But weed was always manageable for me. I could have some killer weed and put it away for a year and not touch it! It never had the handle on me. I had the handle on it,” said Robinson.
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