Andy Dick to Dance Soberly With the Stars

By Ben Feuerherd 02/27/13

The comic promises to be drug-free and fully clothed in this season of DWTS.

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Comedian and notorious abuser of substances, Andy Dick, is alcohol and drug-free, and he intends to stay that way for his upcoming role on ABC's Dancing With The Stars. Dick's well-publicized history of inebriated shenanigans range from allegedly reintroducing Courtney Love to benzos, to harassing a porn star at the adult entertainment awards, to numerous incidents involving public nudity. But the comic has tried numerous times to get clean, and once told The Fix"the best thing I’ve experienced in my whole life is 100 percent sobriety." Dick says he has been successfully sober ever since his 13th trip to rehab last summer, after his boss and friends staged an intervention. He wants his fans to know he will be both booze-free, and fully clothed, while competing on the upcoming season of the dance reality show, premiering in March. "(My previous problems) were probably alcohol-induced, so in that respect (on the show) there's no alcohol. That's out! (I am) completely sober," he says, "if you are asking, Am I going to be showing up on the dance floor with my penis in my hand? That's not going to be happening."

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Benjamin Feuerherd is a city reporter at the New York Post. He has previously worked for The Daily Beast and NBC. You can find him on Linkedin and Twitter