AceShowbiz - Cheryl Burke marks four years of her sobriety with a "sober birthday" post. Marking a major milestone in her journey, the 38-year-old "Dancing With the Stars" professional who has been open about her past struggles with alcohol addiction after kicking booze back in 2018 admits she's still taking it "one day at a time."
"Realising I just celebrated four years of my sobriety," she celebrated the occasion by posting a video on TikTok. She tagged the video, "#soberlife #onedayatatime #soberbirthday #sobriety #sobrietyrocks #selflove #selfcare #choosemeinstead."
It comes shortly after Cheryl admitted she still struggles with her demons in a candid chat on her "Burke in the Game" podcast, explaining, "Last week I said I wasn't OK. This week, I'm still (angry) but I know that this whole issue that we're going through right now is going to be a long process."
"And I just can't let it ruin my life because it is what it is, and right now, it's out of my control. So right now I'm trying to practice what I preach and I'm trying to just take it day by day, hour by hour."
She added, "Speaking of, I don't wanna say that I've been feeling like drinking again lately. But it's definitely been on my mind a lot more than normal."
The TV star went on to explain she often feels triggered when she's on a night out and sees other people who have had a few drinks. She went on, "I just noticed, though, when I was out with my friends the other night, that there's like a time frame when I should not be out, and I think it's, like, 10,30pm."
"I know that's like a senior citizen time, but I noticed that after dinner, that people want to go out afterwards. I think I'm best just to drop people off as the designated driver and go on my merry way. Because I am triggered by people who have more than maybe a couple drinks around me, especially late at night."
Cheryl added she's trying to deal with it by talking openly about it on her podcast, saying, "I'm really trying to call it out, because that is the name of the game and so that I don't unfortunately or fortunately relapse. I don't want to have to even have that discussion. I think it's important to hold myself accountable and that's what I'm doing by talking to you guys."