Morgan Spurlock Reveals He's Sober

By David Konow 09/17/19

Spurlock says he’s trying to make amends to the people he hurt in the past.

Morgan Spurlock
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Morgan Spurlock directed the famed documentary Super Size Me, which took on the fast food industry. Then several years ago, he came forward about his past sexual misconduct when the #MeToo movement exploded.

After being out of the public eye for several years, Spurlock has now resurfaced with his next movie, a sequel to Super Size Me, and the announcement that he is now sober.

As People reports, Spurlock is trying to make amends to the people he hurt in the past. Spurlock says he’s been sober for over 600 days and as he explains, “It’s been a lot of me looking at the choices I’ve made over my life and it’s been a lot of bad and poor behavioral choices. It was really important for me to own up to that and admit that I could do better and be a better person.”

Making Amends

Now that he’s sober, Spurlock says, “It has been amazing, and I feel better than I ever have. I’m just continuing to focus on my family and friends, and making amends to everyone I need to. I think my behavior automatically has shifted… I just reached a moment where I realized I had to change my life, I realized things had to be different and everything just kind of came to a head in that moment. And good and bad all around it, at the end of the day it was exactly what needed to happen for me.”

Spurlock got sober after making his #MeToo Twitter confession entitled, “I Am Part of the Problem.”

He wrote about being accused of rape in college, as well as settling an allegation of sexual harassment from a former assistant. “And then there’s the infidelity. I have been unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend I have ever had… I hurt them and I hate it. But it didn’t make me stop.”

"I’ve Talked Enough In My Life… I’m Finally Ready To Listen”

Spurlock said he suffered sexual abuse when he was a teenager, and added, “I’ve consistently been drinking since the age of 13… I haven’t been sober for more than a week in 30 years… [It] only served to fill the emotional hole in me and the daily depression I coped with.” 

At the end of his confession, he concluded, “I’ve talked enough in my life… I’m finally ready to listen.”

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In addition to contributing for The Fix, David Konow has also written for Esquire, Deadline, LA Weekly, Village Voice, The Wrap, and many other publications and websites. He is also the author of the three decade history of heavy metal, Bang Your Head (Three Rivers Press), and the horror film history Reel Terror (St Martins Press). Find David on LinkedIn and Facebook.