James DeBarge, the drug addicted ex-husband of Janet Jackson, appeared on ‘Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers’ alongside two of his troubled siblings, Bunny and Randy, seeking some life changing therapy to help deal with their drug addiction and family issues.
James recounts how he was once suicidal and reveals that Janet’s big brother Michael Jackson talked him down from a roof…
I was going to jump and everyone was losing it… He [Michael] was the only one not freaking out!
He seemed to be familiar with my pain… He knew I needed someone to talk to, so he was that ear. We just talked all night and I forgot that I was even on the roof and that I was going to jump.”
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DeBarge were once arguably the most “beautiful” singing group around and now the entire family looks battered and worn from years of addiction and abuse. My heart goes out to them.
At the end of the show, all three chose to go into treatment immediately, BUT James seemed very shakey on his decision. In Dr. Drew’s update of their progress, he stated Randy and Bunny were still in rehab but James had left the facility after being there for only a few hours.
The full show isn’t available online yet but click over to Entertainment Rundown, to read their recap of the show.