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July 30. 2020 – John also shared photos of a cake shaped like the number 30, a 30-year recovery chip and a table filled with cards from friends and family. The latter photo was accompanied by the caption: “Reflecting on the most magical day having celebrated my 30th Sobriety Birthday. So many lovely cards, flowers and chips from my sons, David, friends in the Program, staff at the office and in our homes. I’m truly a blessed man.” John has been open about his struggles with drug and alcohol abuse — as well as the incredible importance of getting sober — since he did so in 1990. The 2019 biopic, Rocketman, didn’t shy away from John’s addiction, and in a 2013 “My Life in 20 Songs” feature for Rolling Stone, the singer frankly discussed the links between some of his biggest songs and his drug and alcohol use.