He thought he could face his addiction on his own, but when his disease progressed to suicidal thoughts, Macklemore knew he needed to get help. “I’ve done things, I’m not proud of,” the singer told WE Day of his opioid addiction. “Today, I’m sharing my story… I’ve turned pain into something powerful.” Hear the story behind his new song “Drug Dealer.”
Deepa Shankaran is a senior writer and video producer with WE. Her favourite thing in the world is a good story.
Ken Galloway is an award-winning video director and senior creative, who is passionate about telling stories that matter.