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Jeremy Jackson: Life Post-Meth Lab

Jeremy Jackson: Life Post-Meth Lab

Jeremy Jackson vividly remembers the first time he tried methamphetamine.

“It was like I had found the key to life that I had been looking for all those years,” the 28-year-old former Baywatch star tells In Touch. “Everything was perfect. I felt in tune, like all my senses had been heightened by one thousand. I was on a high.”

At the peak of his addiction, the 5’10″ actor weighed just 135 pounds.

“I would have uncontrollable nosebleeds. I wasn’t even snorting stuff and blood was just gushing from my head,” Jeremy remembers. “I would wake up in the morning with horrible pain in my lower back from all the toxins I was putting in me, but I didn’t give a crap as long as I could get more.”

The end finally came in 2005, when Jeremy was arrested for setting up a home meth lab.

“My world completely collapsed in one instant and I had this moment of clarity where I realized, ‘Wow. I have done this all to myself,’” he says.

Sober for more than three years, Jeremy now weighs a healthy 175 pounds and is back on TV starring on Confessions of a Teen Idol, which premiered on VH1 this past Sunday, January 4. If you missed it, don’t worry. There are seven more episodes in the eight-part series.

“I have a great relationship with my family, a girlfriend who loves me and a new happiness, which I didn’t think was possible,” says Jeremy. “I wouldn’t give it up for the world.”

Confessions also features features Christopher Atkins (The Blue Lagoon), David Chokachi (Baywatch), Billy Hufsey (Fame), Eric Nies (MTV’s The Real World and The Grind), Jamie Walters (Beverly Hills 90210), and Adrian Zmed (TJ Hooker, Grease 2).

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  • Scorpitarius

    I think it’s wonderful that he’s being so open and candid about it all. And hats off for him – and everyone else – who’s managed to find their way out of addiction and hard times!

  • serena

    wow, meth really messed him up! i wonder if it changed his looks!?
    He seems really sweet now. i think he has the best chance of all the teen idols to make a comeback. Love those high cheekbones, Jer!!!!

  • dot

    He was so HOT before! Now we know what happened. Anywho, he has a child out in this world…wondered if he’ll search…now that he is clean!

  • lanolin…like sheep’s wool

    I’m happy to see he’s got his life back on track! I wish him all the best!

  • yoyo

    He so fugly.

  • jrfan

    I’m so happy for him! I loved him on Baywatch and I missed him when he disappeared. I gotta check this show out!

  • ******

    He was a nice looking kid back on Bay watch and I wish him all the best. Glad he is doing better and getting his life in order:)

  • Nikki G.

    beautiful eyes, amazing cheek bones but he really needs to stay out of the sun. i really respect him kicking meth which is probably the hardest drug to quit. that said, has he done anything besides baywatch?

    you know who i’d like to see on the show??? DAVID MENDENHALL the kid from “over the top” w/ sly stallone and that really bad but watchable christina applegate runaway, hooker with a heart of gold trash movie “streets”!!! sooooo hot!! i hope he’s not smokin’ crack under a bridge…

  • deka

    he still has meth face
    too bad

  • Angelina Jolie

    meth is cool, I think he should get back doing that kind of stuff


    ONE SMALL CORRECTION….. the “end” came in 2000 NOT 2005! Jeremy has been clean and sober for 8 years!!!

    He is truly an inspiration :)



  • shelly

    Does anyone know who his girlfriend is?


    Answer to #14 yes her name is Heidi, he s been with her for 2 yrs

  • Maggie

    He still has meth face too bad