After seven years of sobriety, the designer relapsed recently and decided to undergo a second round of in-patient rehabilitation for drug and alcohol abuse. The day after showing his Louis Vuitton collection in Paris, Jacobs, who has publicly acknowledged substance abuse problems in the past, left the French capital and flew to a treatment facility in Arizona.
Reached for comment earlier today Jacobs’ business partner Robert Duffy confirmed the rumor that had started to circulate around New York. “Marc made the right decision,” Duffy said. “He’d been sober for seven years. When he relapsed, he wanted to deal with it right away.
“According to the experts, such a relapse isn’t uncommon,” Duffy continued. “Thankfully, Marc recognized the problem himself and chose to deal with it. Obviously, our prayers are with him.”
I know it seems like everyone is in and out of rehab these days, so we get desensitized and it becomes hard to be compassionate. However, the struggle with addiction is one near to my heart and Marc Jacobs is someone I greatly admire so I feel for him. Breaking 7 years sobriety must really suck. Part of me wonders if being around his ex-bf Jason Preston (top right in photo), had any influence on his relapse? I mean, the dude is known to be a major tweeker and party animal.
Get better Marc! xoxo