British Rapper Macklemore says that when he discovered that his wife was pregnant, he knew it was time to finally get sober.
“It was a wake-up call that I desperately needed,” he told MTV News. “Like you're about to be a dad. Dude, stop doing drugs and lying to people and sneaking around. Like do you want to live life or do you want to escape life? That was one of those pivotal turning points.”
When he first realized that he might become a dad, the rapper said that he was not ready at all, praying, “I'm not ready to be a father… I can't even get sober.”
However, he says that the May birth of his daughter, Sloane, brought instant joy, and increased motivation to stay in recovery.
“There is nothing like the joy and happiness that comes from bringing a baby into this universe,” he said. “She has filled my heart in ways that I never knew possible. She is the love of my life.”