Rehab Heaven: Bob Forrest & Andy Dick

June 11, 2015

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What happens when you clairvoyantly peer into the past of a famous Hollywood musician from the late 70’s and early 80s? We spoke with a guy who has had many friends in the music and movie business from the sex, drug and rock n roll revolution days. One whom has been known to do massive amounts of substances, and has nearly died 4 times himself from drug abuse. Since then, Bob Forest has helped thousands of individuals with drug and alcohol addiction, and was a head counselor on VH1 “Celebrity Rehab, with Dr. Drew.” It has always had a difficult job and sometimes heartbreaking line of work when the addiction wins, and his friends succumb to the disease. Bob’s physical lifetime has turned around so many whom are in his own words, “haunted” with addiction. On this episode, we were lucky to speak to some of the people he knew when he was in his prime party mode. Those he met in this world, yet died too soon. They have some messages for Bob.

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John Bellushi:           Born: January 24, 1949, Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL Died: March 5, 1982, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

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Elvis Presley                       Born: January 8, 1935, Tupelo, MS Died: August 16, 1977, Memphis, TN

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Jeff Conaway                        Born: October 5, 1950, Manhattan, New York City, NY Died: May 27, 2011, Encino, CA

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River Phoenix Born                                                         August 23, 1970, Madras, OR Died: October 31, 1993, West Hollywood, CA

Mediums Rebbecca Fearing and Melissa Cubillas had the opportunity to speak to these greats of the past through Bob’s life experience. We then journeyed into the past of Andy Dick. Andy was one of many of the cast from “Sober House”.

18k1nk1vi15nrjpgAndy, is now living in a Sober Living and brings light and laughter into the Sideshow Studios, and had a moment when he arrived to speak with Mellisa Cubillas over the phone. She carried on into the next segment flawlessly with a connection to two very close friends.

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Chris Farley                                                                                    Born February 15, 1964, Madison, WI                                     Died: December 18, 1997, Near North Side, Chicago, IL

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Phil Hartman                                                                                 Born September 24, 1948, Brantford, Canada                        Died: May 28, 1998, Encino, CA

And we also spoke briefly with the Beatles and some of the fun loving parental figures and friends related to these two.

Music Extro by Bob Forest, “I Melt With You” from the album Called Modern Folk and Blues. Bob Forrest currently has a Rehab Center called Acadia in Malibu.

Celebrity Rehab ReunionBob Forrest has touched the lives of many other people from “Celebrity Rehab” and “Sober House” such as in the first season which featured Seth “Shifty Shellshock” Binzer, the lead singer of rap rock band “Crazy Town,” actor Daniel Baldwin, and porn actress. Mary Carey. As previously mentioned in this podcast, the late Jeff Conaway was on the show, right along side former child actress Jaimee Foxworth, actress and former professional wrestler Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, actress and former model Brigitte NielsenRicco Rodriguez   a mixed martial arts fighter and former UFC Heavyweight Champion, and American Idol contestant, Jessica Sierra.

Second season he helped Steven Adler the former “Guns and Roses” drummer, actor Gary Busey, and the late Rodney King. King  became a U.S. civil rights figure when videotaped in 1991 being beaten by LAPD officers, whose later acquittal sparked violent riots in LA. He unfortunately fell into a pool and drowned by accident but had been using. Actress Tawny Kitaen,  American Idol contestant,Nikki McKibbin, model/actress Amber Smith, and Sean Stewart added to the mix. A spin off in “Sober House” brought Andy DickSteven AdlerSeth BinzerMary Carey, and Nikki McKibbin together into  Sober Living. This is where Andy showed up.

Season three brought forward model and electro rocker Lisa D’AmatoHeidi Fleiss, a former American madam, the late Joey Kovar from the Real World of Hollywood and the late Mindy McCready,  a Country Western singer who committed suicide after a short stay in a mental facility. Model Kari Ann Peniche,  Dennis Rodman, actor Tom Sizemore, and Mackenzie Phillips who now works at the PASADENA RECOVERY CENTER and has been a guest on CALLING OUT: SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK N ROLL. Mackenzie was so brave to open up to Lisa Williams, and the information was so valid. Then, at the end of the podcast, Dr. Drew gets a message from late and former “Alice in Chains” bass player. Mike Starr.  Clairvoyant Medium Lisa Williams brought a clear message of love after he passed from an overdose of pain killers. We are so happy Mr. Starr came through for Dr. Drew. It explains the love he had for Mike. This was taped March of 2014.

Bob continued his work season four like a champ, and brought the amazing Janice Dickinson a model, actress, author and agent, and previous guest on CALLING OUT: JANICE DICKENSON.  Jason DavisLeif GarrettJeremy London, Amy Fisher, and Francine “Frankie” Star joined in with Eric Roberts , Rachel Uchitel, and currently sober drug counselor Jason Wahler. Jason was a reality television personality known as a second season cast member on “Laguna Beach, The Real Orange County.” Dwight Gooden was also in this season, a former pitcher, and Jeremy Jackson, actor best known for his role on Baywatch. Jessica KiperBai LingMichael Lohan, and Sean Young were all a part of the show.

Our condolences go out to all beautiful people we have lost to this life of substance abuse. Andy and Bob are still active in the community, and thanks need to go out to Shelly Sprague, Jennifer Gimenez, and all the others who were involved in the job of helping these people, and of course to Dr. Drew Pinsky. I am so happy to have been lucky enough to have Andy, Bob, Mackenzie, Dr. Drew on this podcast.  We are so saddened by the losses of all those mentioned, but we also send blessings to those and the hard work each of these survivors have done to stay alive and are thankful for the gift they have of life today. We wish them only the best.

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