David Crosby described how he helped Drew Barrymore recover from addiction in resurfaced interview

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David Crosby reveals how he helped Drew Barrymore recover from drug addiction in resurfaced interview following rocker’s death at age 81

The late rock legend David Crosby revealed that he shared a very special relationship with Drew Barrymore in an interview that recently resurfaced following his death at 81.

The Crosby, Stills and Nash band member passed away on January 18 following a long battle with an undisclosed illness.

Now that he’s gone, people are remembering the kindness exhibited by The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, including the help he and his wife, Jan Dance, showed to the ET actress, 47, during a vulnerable time in her life.

Special relationship: Rocker David Crosby shared a very special relationship with Drew Barrymore;  seen in 2018

Special relationship: In a newly resurfaced interview the rocker explained how he and his wife helped Drew Barrymore with addiction recovery as a teen;  seen in November in NYC

Special relationship: Rocker David Crosby shared a very special relationship with Drew Barrymore. In a newly resurfaced interview the rocker explained how he and his wife helped Drew Barrymore with addiction recovery as a teen

In a June 2021 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, the Teach Your Children singer shared how Drew lived with him and his wife for two months while recovering from addiction.

‘We knew her because we were in recovery at that time. We were going to meetings probably three times a week and totally sober,’ the Grammy winner explained.

‘She was in a facility that was run by a friend of ours, and they said, “Oh, s***. Her insurance is going to run out. We’re going to have to kick her out. And she’s not ready . She needs a safe place to go.”‘

Substitute parents: The Grammy winner and his wife, Jan Dance, became substitute parents for Drew when she was 14 and needed a place to stay after rehab;  pictured in 1991

Substitute parents: The Grammy winner and his wife, Jan Dance, became substitute parents for Drew when she was 14 and needed a place to stay after rehab; pictured in 1991

Always there: Drew, who is now a healthy 47, became addicted to cocaine at 12 and attempted suicide at 14. She spoke warmly of David and Jan in her memoir Little Girl Lost writing, 'They were always there for me'' seen in September in NYC

Always there: Drew, who is now a healthy 47, became addicted to cocaine at 12 and attempted suicide at 14. She spoke warmly of David and Jan in her memoir Little Girl Lost writing, ‘They were always there for me” seen in September in NYC

David and Jan became substitute parents to the teen actress, ‘We took her to school in the morning and tried to be a good influence. I think we were kind and loving, and it felt good to do.’

In expressing how difficult recovering can be he said, ‘You try to do stuff, and you’re not sure how it’s going to work out. I think that one worked. I think she has become a responsible human being and is a nice person.’

Drew had become addicted to cocaine at age 12 and attempted suicide at age 14. She had been legally emancipated from both her parents by the time she met the rocker and his wife.

Nice person: In expressing how difficult recovering can be he said, 'You try to do stuff, and you're not sure how it's going to work out.  I think that one worked';  seen in 2019

Road to recovery: Referring to present-day Drew, David said, 'I think she has become a responsible human being and is a nice person';  pictured in September

Nice person: In expressing how difficult recovering can be he said, ‘You try to do stuff, and you’re not sure how it’s going to work out. I think that one worked. I think she became a responsible human being and is a nice person’

She spoke warmly of her time with the couple in her memoir Little Girl Lost.

‘David, and his wife Jan, both of who were close friends of my therapist, Betty, acted as an invaluable support team to me, like surrogate parents. They were always there for me.’

The talk show host has yet to speak publicly about David’s death, but in 2021, she revealed her journey to health continues, announcing that she had given up drinking alcohol in 2018. ‘It was something that I realized just did not serve me and my life.’

Journey: The talk show host has yet to speak publicly about David's death, but in 2021, she revealed her journey to health continues, announcing that she had given up drinking alcohol in 2018. 'It was something that I realized just did not serve me and my life';  seen in May 2022

Journey: The talk show host has yet to speak publicly about David’s death, but in 2021, she revealed her journey to health continues, announcing that she had given up drinking alcohol in 2018. ‘It was something that I realized just did not serve me and my life’; seen in May 2022

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