Elizabeth Vargas: Fans Support Her After Shocking Alcoholism Admission

Sat, January 25, 2014 10:41am EDT by 6 Comments
Elizabeth Vargas Interview
Courtesy of ABC

How amazing. The ’20/20′ anchor returned to TV after two months in rehab on Jan. 24 to take the first step of her recovery: admitting that she was an alcoholic. And right after Elizabeth bravely owned up to her addiction, Twitter exploded with an overflow of support.

“I’m really proud of what I did,” Elizabeth Vargas told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America on Jan. 24, referring to her decision to check herself into rehab for alcohol abuse. And she wasn’t the only one who was proud. Right after the 20/20 anchor’s revealing, first post-rehab interview, countless fans on Twitter sent her messages of love, support, and congratulations.

Fans Praise Elizabeth Vargas After Brave Alcoholism Interview

Admitting that you have a problem is the first and hardest step. So when Elizabeth said those powerful words — “I am. I am an alcoholic.” — on GMA, she struck a chord with thousands of viewers. She immediately started receiving tweets from people who have been there, or people who just purely admire the courage she’s displayed:

Elizabeth Vargas Thanks Fans For Support

The show of support was so overwhelming, that Elizabeth later took to Twitter to thank everyone for standing behind her during one of the toughest moments of her life:

It is so inspiring to see the improvements Elizabeth has made in her life — and the bravery to not only check into rehab, but to then go back on TV and own the vice.

And it is even more uplifting to see so many people respond to Elizabeth’s story with words of encouragement and support. We can’t say we’re surprised, but it is amazing to see nonetheless.

– Andrew Gruttadaro

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Posted at 10:52 AM on January 25, 2014  

listen: when your person needs more attention than usual,
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lu

Posted at 11:32 AM on January 25, 2014  

Shut up BAJA! She’s a great example and I wish her the best of luck. All my prayers. Wish I could do it. GOD BLESS! Such courage.

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clambake

Posted at 7:09 PM on January 25, 2014  

So I agree with you Baja, these people do things like this to establish job security because you cannot fire people with issues like gay lifestyles and alcoholism so as they get older and feel they may be replaced with youngblood graduates on the job, they pull stints just as Robin did and now Vargas. How come Robin did not say she was gay10 years ago? She conveniently chose this time coz I it was obvious she was on her way out and so was Vargas. Come on they are both old and hagged. Wonder what Dianne feels about that? OMG LOL Ha ha ha ha

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