Kristen Bell opens up about her husband Dax Shepard's relapse

  • Kristen Bell opens up about her husband Dax Shepard's relapse

Kristen Bell opens up about her husband Dax Shepard's relapse

Bell explained that they have a plan for administering medication to Shepard for his chronic pain from various motorcycle injuries, which he spoke about at length with his Armchair Expert podcast co-host Monica Padman when he revealed he relapsed on September 25.

Known for the TV show Punk'd, and movies Hit & Run and CHiPs (two movies that also co-starred Kristen Bell), Dax Shepard has been battling addiction for a long time, and had been doing well in the fight, having been sober for 16 years.

"I'm going to keep him around because he's worth it". The thing I love most about Dax is that he was able to tell me and tell us and say 'we need a different plan'.

According to Kristen though, Dax believes he "needs a stronger plan". But it is "growth dependent", added Bell. 'He said, 'I did it because I didn't want to endanger this family, so let's do something new so that it won't happen again'. Despite the relapse, Shepard said he was "very proud that I haven't drank [alcohol] or done cocaine in 16 years".

In photo, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard arrive at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, January 8, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she added: "He's addicted to evolving".

Shepard underwent surgery in August after breaking multiple bones in a motorcycle accident.

"For the last eight weeks maybe, I don't really know..." Oxycontin and Vicodin were his drugs of choice.

"I know that's an amount that's going to result in a pretty bad withdrawal". And I start [ed] getting really scared, and I'm starting to feel really lonely.

The "Bless This Mess" star apologized to his wife and to his podcast co-host Monica Padman for "this enormous secret" and "gaslighting" them.

It was on the September 25 episode of Armchair Expert, called Day 7, that Shepard spoke about relapsing.

An episode I hoped I'd never have to record, but one I felt I owed to all the lovely Armcheries, who have been on this ride with me for the last couple years. "This was Monday, say today is 11".