Steel Magnolia – Joshua Scott Jones Enters Rehab
Joshua Scott Jones used the duo’s official website to announce to Steel Magnolia’s fans and the world that he has chosen to enter rehab for treatment relating to alcohol and substance abuse.
Quoting from the release:
"God has been on my heart to announce and make public that I have entered a rehabilitation and treatment facility to address issues related to alcohol and substance abuse,"
Meghan Linsey, Jones’ girlfriend and singing partner had already announced about a week ago that the duo would have to cancel a number of shows because Jones was “unable to perform”. At the time, no specific reason was given. Meghan then began to playing scheduled dates for the group alone.
Steel Magnolia has been very successful in their country career. They released their self-titled debut album earlier this year and have received a duo of the year nomination for the CMA’s in November.
"Hundreds of thousands of people in the world struggle with these battles daily, therefore I am sincerely grateful for all thoughts and prayers at this very poignant juncture in my life and career,"
It’s always sad, but seldom surprising when we see celebrities get too deep into alcohol and drugs. Taking the step to try and re-gain control, however is always a good start on what will be a life-long journey to recovery. Good on Joshua Scott Jones and best of luck to him.