Gibson Stays Sober For 65 Days
LATEST: Mel Gibson insists he is working to heal himself after emerging from rehab and has been sober for the past 65 days. Gibson entered rehab after being arrested for drink driving in July (06) where he launched into an anti-Semitic rant when he was pulled over by police. The 50-year-old star sat down with Diane Sawyer for an interview on US breakfast show Good Morning America, which airs on Thursday (12OCT06) and Friday (13OCT06). Gibson tells Sawyer he began drinking two months before sheriff's deputies arrested him in Malibu, California on 28 July (06). He explains, "Years go by, you're fine. And then all of a sudden in a heartbeat, in an instant, on an impulse, somebody shoves a glass of Mescal (tequila) in front of your nose and says, 'It's from Oaxaca.' "And it's burning its way through your oesophagus and you go, 'Oh, man, what did I do that for?' I can't put the toothpaste back in the tube." The Braveheart star says that staying sober is a struggle, but that he will continue to work to heal himself and those he offended. He adds, "All you can do is take another step, keep breathing."