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Robert Downey Jr. Opens Up About His Son's Struggle With Addiction

Robert Downey Jr. Opens Up About His Son's Struggle With Addiction

Robert Downey Jr. is opening up about his 22-year-old son Indio‘s battle with addiction in a new post on his Facebook on Friday (March 11).

The 50-year-old actor wrote a touching note about Indio becoming sober and his dedication to music and his band, The Dose.

“Congrats are in order for my firstborn, and I’m proud to oblige — Having braved the crucible of addiction (and pleased the court), his ongoing commitment to recovery continues to inspire and amaze…,” he wrote.

Robert added, “As long as we can remember, Indio has been a musician at heart. In the last several years, with his band mate Ralph Alexander, I’ve witnessed their dedication, consistency, and determination to grow as artists. I’ve also made it my business to be of as little help as possible, as nepotism usually does more harm than good…Just for today, I’m gonna ease up on that. Trust me and give these fine young men a listen.”

Congrats are in order for my firstborn, and I’m proud to oblige— Having braved the crucible of addiction (and pleased the court), his ongoing commitment to recovery continues to inspire and amaze… As long as we can remember, Indio has been a musician at heart. In the last several years, with his band mate Ralph Alexander, I’ve witnessed their dedication, consistency, and determination to grow as artists. I’ve also made it my business to be of as little help as possible, as nepotism usually does more harm than good… Just for today, I’m gonna ease up on that. Trust me and give these fine young men a listen: http://bit.ly/TheDoseColdHands #ColdHands The Dose

Posted by Robert Downey Jr on Friday, March 11, 2016

Also pictured: Indio heading to a court appearance on Tuesday afternoon (March 11).

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