Prior to getting clean, the 53-year-old said he nearly died when he suffered a “gastrointestinal perforation,” resulting in him spending two weeks in a coma and five months in the hospital.
“The doctors told my family that I had a 2 percent chance to live,” he said. “I was put on a thing called an ECMO machine, which does all the breathing for your heart and your lungs. And that’s called a Hail Mary. No one survives that.”