Jamie Lee Curtis Says the 'Beauty' of Her Own Substance Abuse Recovery Journey Has Been 'Service to Others'
Plus: Jamie Lee Curtis gushes about her 11th children's book This is Me – A Story of Who We Are and Where We Come From
Nearly two decades after struggling with substance abuse, Jamie Lee Curtis has found the “beauty” in recovery.
“I am sober coming up 18 years and the beauty of spending a life as an alcohol and addict in recovery is that it is about service to others,” the Scream Queens star said during a Tuesday appearance on the Today show.
Curtis, 57, previously revealed she is in recovery from an opiate addiction in a May blog for the Huffington Post.
Curtis told Today show anchor Matt Lauer on Tuesday that “sobriety [and] service to others is crucial” for her.
For Curtis, who is currently promoting This Is Me – A Story of Who We Are and Where We Come From, both her own journey and her new children’s book detail a common truth: “Life is about service.”
“Our country is based on service,” she said. “The idea that we are not of service to our country is anti-American. It’s incredibly important to remember that the country was founded on sacrifice, on bravery, on courage.”
This Is Me is out now, and Scream Queens premieres Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.