Mighty Ducks actor Shaun Weiss is two years sober.
Weiss was praised for his milestone on Jan. 25 by his friend Drew Gallagher, who has given updates on the star’s addiction battle and recovery with friends and fans online over the last couple of years.
“What a triumph! Congrats @shaunweiss on 2 years sober!!! So proud of you brotha–look at you now,” Gallagher wrote on Facebook this week, along with a side-by-side comparison of the child star from a few years ago to present day.
Gallagher gave additional updates on Weiss to Fox News this past week. Currently, Weiss is in need of hip surgery. And while it was a hiccup for the 43-year-old’s return to comedy, Gallagher shared how he is looking forward to receiving his final new set of teeth, which will help him “feel much better to be on camera and just in general.”
Weiss is working on some merchandise, per Gallagher, while he “works on his stand-up comedy and keeps focusing on getting back in the game.” The “Mighty Ducks” actor expressed interest in co-writing a book and hopes to “use it as a platform” to help others battling addiction.
Weiss graduated from a drug court program last July in California according to the Yuba County District Attorney’s Office.
At the time of his completion of the program, Weiss’s burglary case in the county was dismissed. Last January, he was arrested in Marysville, California, for breaking into a person’s garage and gaining entry into their car.
He first entered into the Yuba County Drug Court program on March 3, 2020.
“Shaun demonstrated perseverance during his recovery complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. He had to move treatment and transitional living programs on several occasions. He underwent dental reconstructive surgery, and had a close family member suffer a serious accident during his treatment,” the Yuba County DA’s Office said in a statement last summer.
“Shaun regained employment and has been traveling across the country making guest appearances and signing autographs. He received tremendous support from friends and fans of the character, Goldberg, he played in the 1992 hit ‘The Mighty Ducks,'” the statement continued.
Gallagher started a GoFundMe page in early 2020 to help save Weiss’s life. The friend alleged the actor had abused drugs and suffered from depression after the loss of his parents.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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