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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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