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Vanessa Mdee opens up on her four-year sobriety journey

Renowned singer Vanessa Mdee has recently shared her remarkable journey of abstaining from alcohol for almost four years.

She attributed her decision to a promise she made to God, revealing that her faith played a pivotal role in her transformation.

In a candid confession on TikTok, Mdee spoke about her spiritual journey, stating, “As a believer, you start by living a holy life. If you accept Jesus, you welcome the Holy Spirit in your life and there are things that when you do, you spoil it.” She acknowledged the influence of her faith in guiding her towards a healthier lifestyle.

The mother of two emphasized the importance of her connection with the Holy Spirit, revealing, “I asked the Holy Spirit to help me stop drinking alcohol and it wasn’t hard. I made it very clear. I made a promise to God that I will not drink alcohol again. It became something I didn’t want to break.”

Reflecting on her past struggles, Mdee admitted, “I was not addicted but I was a drunkard because of stress. I wanted to escape stress, even when I don’t get sleep, I used to drink alcohol. It wasn’t something that I liked.”

Mdee’s journey to sobriety was not without challenges. Recounting her past habits, she shared, “When I was in the entertainment industry, I had a lot of stress and to cope with the stress and to escape a lot of depression, I drank a lot. I was a functional alcoholic.” Despite her success in her career, she recognized the toll alcohol was taking on her mental and physical well-being.

However, a turning point came when Vanessa experienced a personal trauma that prompted her to reevaluate her lifestyle choices. “As I got close to God, the Holy Spirit convicted me to stop drinking and after a very personal traumatic experience, I decided to quit drinking forever,” she revealed. This pivotal moment marked the beginning of her journey towards sobriety.

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