Russell Brand On Recovery From Addiction And His ‘Villainous’ Baby Daughter | Megyn Kelly TODAY

>>> FROM TV, TO MOVIES TO SOLD-OUT STANDUP TOURS, RUSSELL BRAND IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS COMEDIANS IN THE WORLD AND ALSO ONE OF THE MOST CANDID

RUSSELL BRAND IS EVERYWHERE SOME KNOW HIM AS AN ACTOR FROM HIT FILMS LIKE "FORGETTING SARAH MARSHAL" >> I AM ALDIS SNOW >> I KNOW WHO YOU ARE >> Reporter: SOME AS A STANDUP COMIC

SAM FROM HIS SHORT MARRIAGE >> AND COME FROM ICONS LIKE DR NEFARIO OR CREEK IN "TROLLS

" BUT THERE'S MORE TO RUSSELL BRAND THAN CINEMA AND SPECTACLE IN HIS MEMOIRS AND COMEDY SPECIAL, "MESSIAH COMPLEX," HE REVEALED HIS STRUGGLES OF FOOD, SEX AND DRUGS >> I WAS ON A LOT OF DRUGS THAT DAY >> Reporter: HE TESTIFIED FOR BRITISH PARLIAMENT >> WHAT I WANT TO OFFER PEOPLE IS TRUTH AND AUTHENTICITY, IN THE TREATMENT OF THIS ILLNESS, IN REGARDS TO THE CRIMINAL COMPONENT OF IT, AND THE WAY WE LEGISLATE AND ORGANIZE OUR SOCIETY

>> Reporter: AND IN HIS NEW BOOK, "RECOVERY," BRAND REVEALS A STRONG MESSAGE ABOUT HIMSELF THIS IS WRITTEN ABOUT ME NOT BECAUSE I'M BETTER THAN YOU I'M WORSE THAN YOU MORE VAIN, MORE ATTACHED TO OBJECTS

>> Reporter: MORE DETERMINED THAN EVER TO HELP OTHERS MAKE A CHANGE AND RUSSELL IS OUT WITH A NEW BOOK CALLED "RECOVERY" EVERYONE, PLEASE, WELCOME RUSSELL BRAND [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] HI WELCOME

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WOW >> THANKS >> THIS BOOK IS RAW IT IS HONEST

IT IS SELF-EFFACING AND YOU TALK OPENLY ABOUT ADDICTIONS TO ALCOHOL AND DRUGS AND SEX AND PORN AND YOUR PHONE AND FOOD AND THOSE — YOU USED THOSE TO MASK WHAT? >> PERSONALLY, WHAT I THINK, MEGYN, THERE'S UNADDRESSED PAIN UNCONSCIOUS UNHAPPINESS THAT THE WORLD IS DEALING WITH AND IT MANIFESTS ON AN INDIVIDUAL LEVEL, ADDICTION AND ATTACHMENT TO ANYTHING

THAT WAS A LOVELY VT PACK ONLONPACKAGE AND WELL DONE COMING TO THE DAYTIME YOU SEEM BEAUTIFUL HERE

>> THANK YOU >> YOU'RE LIKE AN ESCAPED STORM TROOPER WHO TOOK HIS HELMET OFF TO A GREAT BEAUTY I SUPPOSE WHAT IT IS, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE RUNNING ON THE ENERGY OF NEGATIVITY THERE'S LOTS OF WAYS THAT NEGATIVITY MANIFESTING E

G, NEGATIVE LEADER MAY EMERGE LIKE A CARBUNCLE PRESIDENT THAT'S JUST A RANDOM EXAMPLE FROM AN ENGLISHMAN THE ADDICTION ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, CAN BE ATTACHMENT TO TECHNOLOGY OR ATTACHMENT TO SEX I'M JUST LEARNING ABOUT ALL THIS STUFF, I BELIEF IT'S POSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO BE HAPPEN

I BELIEVE IT'S POSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO BE CONNECTED CONSUMERISM DEPENDS ON US BEING CONNECTED I WANT TO PUT IT IN AN EASY TO UNDERSTAND WAY >> HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? THAT'S A LOT TO CONQUER >> IT IS A LOT TO CONQUER

I DID IT ONE DAY AT A TIME WHEN I STARTED, I WAS A TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE DRUG ADDICT THAT WAS ME 13 OR 14 YEARS CLEAN, DRESSING LIKE THE UNDERTAKER THAT WAS A PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE THAT'S EXTRAORDINARY

>> I APPRECIATED THE BOLDNESS OF IT >> THAT'S WHEY WAS GOING THROUGH BOLDNESS THIS GUY HAS A MESSAGE, AND A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM AND IN A WAY, BOTH THINGS ARE TRUE

THIS IS A TIME, IN THIS COUNTRY ALONE, THERE'S A TERRIFIC OPIOID PROBLEM AND FOR ME, THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF MY FLAWS AND WEAKNESSES AND THE RECOGNITION THAT NONE OF THE SOLUTIONS WOULD WORK FOR ME, THAT ODDLY, PECULIARLY, THAT PIRTTY WILL HELP ME >> AND YOU WRITE, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO RECOVER THE PERSON YOU WERE BORN TO BE? >> THAT'S A LOVELY IDEA, ISN'T IT? THERE WAS AN INTENTION THERE WAS SOMEONE WE WERE SUPPOSED TO REALIZE THAT A TREE HAS AN INTENDED JOURNEY, IF IT DIDN'T IMPEDED BY OTHER PEOPLE OR TREES, IT WILL GROW IN A CERTAIN DIRECTION

I WANT TO GET THE IDEA ACROSS, WE DON'T CHOOSE OF HAVING A PROGRAM OR NOT HAVING A PROGRAM THE UNCONSCIOUS PROGRAM OF OUR CHILDHOOD THE UNCONSCIOUS PROGRAM OF OUR CONDITIONING AND CULTURE AND THERE'S A WAY TO LIBERATE OURSELVES >> WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS STAY UNCONSCIOUS

WE USE THESE THINGS, NOT JUST AS AN ADDICT BUT IF YOU'RE ADDICTED TO YOUR PHONE OR USING ALCOHOL YOU'RE USING IT TO NOT DEAL WITH THINGS THAT CONTINUE TO BUBBLE UP YOU USED MEDITATION AS ONE OF YOUR STEPS

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