DWTS’ Cheryl Burke Admits To Struggling With Alcohol

A “Dancing With the Stars” skilled dancer not too long ago opened up about how onerous she has been combating alcohol temptation. Cheryl Burke, who is almost three years sober, not too long ago admitted on an episode of her “Pretty Messed Up” podcast that she has been combating the temptation of alcohol.

Burke Said She Feels Like She Gets ‘Bullied’ To Drink

On the most recent episode of “Pretty Messed Up,” Burke confessed to having been actually tempted to drink currently — like “two seconds away” from having a drink. And she realized how dependent she is on her podcast co-hosts Rene Elizondo and AJ McLean.

“I’ve been feeling like consuming once more, loads currently. And I spotted, like look … our podcast will not final perpetually, however I spotted after I was in Hawaii how co-dependent I’m on the 2 of you as a result of I look ahead to these conversations of sobriety,” mentioned Burke.

She continued by saying that on her latest anniversary journey to Hawaii, it was actually onerous for her to abstain.

Burke continued:

For some cause, I used to be considering what if that is throughout in the future? And I had a lot anxiousness. And then we had a bottle of champagne delivered to our room due to our anniversary — they clearly did not know I do not drink — however then [my husband Matthew Lawrence] had slightly bit and by no means ever have I been triggered the final two and a half years till that day.

And then I went to a good friend’s birthday celebration, similar factor. And then in fact people who find themselves not sober or who aren’t in this system, I really feel like I get bullied into consuming.

So Burke referred to as Elizondo and requested about coming to his Alcoholics Anonymous group, one thing Burke has not carried out but on her journey with sobriety.

“I’m like two seconds away [from drinking]. If I begin, I am unable to simply have one … I’ve a number of private stuff happening in the meanwhile, so I really feel like I’m strolling a extremely tight rope in the meanwhile. Therapy’s not working proper now,” confessed Burke.

Burke Asked Elizondo To Be Her Sponsor

While a sponsor-sponsee relationship may be very private and Burke acknowledged that she should not have requested on the air, Elizondo mentioned he was so pleased with her.

“No joking, Cheryl — come cling with us. I swear to you, it is like a non secular cup of espresso. If you are feeling slightly bit down, you come, you cling with individuals, you hear us inform our tales, what we’re coping with on the day … we information you in the direction of the steps,” mentioned Elizondo.

McLean added, “All that’s requested of you is to show up and [have] the will to drop consuming. That’s it.”

“I believe I’m so depending on you guys … as a result of I believe you are my solely actual sober mates,” admitted Burke, including, “What’s the subsequent step? … I’m so nervous.”

Elizondo mentioned that they need to converse privately after the show, however proper now, “nothing excites me greater than any individual that is prepared to do what AJ and I’ve carried out … we promise you, come up right here, it is unbelievable. … I promise you, you are going to reside a life past your wildest desires.”

She completed by saying that if she goes again to “Dancing With the Stars,” she is “undoubtedly” going to want the assistance of her co-hosts.

And that is how they left it, however presumably, they may replace listeners about what is occurring on future episodes of the podcast, which drops on Sundays.

“Dancing With the Stars” season 30 is anticipated to premiere in September 2021 on ABC.


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