Brantley Gilbert Credits Keith Urban For Helping Him Beat His Addictions


By Lauren Laffer

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It wasn’t that long ago that Brantley Gilbert was battling his demons in a seemingly unbeatable battle with addition. Addicted to alcohol and pain killers, the singer can now hardly stand to think of what his life was seven years ago.

After landing in the hospital with abdominal pain and pancreatitis, the Georgia native decided enough was enough and that better days were ahead.

“Knowing where I am now, looking back almost makes me sick to my stomach,” he explained in an interview with PEOPLE. “To go back to that frame of mind now is hard. Just what the hell was I thinking?”

His addictions began in his teenage years, growing to the point where he’d carry bottles of Jägermeister or vodka in a laptop bag just to keep his vice close. “Every hour and a half to two hours it’d be time to get two or three good pulls on the bottle. And every three or four hours it’s time for a pill or two,” he admitted…click here to continue reading