April 21, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 08:17 PM ET


Actor Tom Sizemore opens up...

He was in some of the biggest films ever but almost destroyed his career by abusing drugs.  In and out of jail and rehab (10 times!), he says he’s now sober and trying to make it back from the brink. 

Find out what happened, how he's changing his life...and which famous friends tried to help!


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lola   April 21st, 2010 8:20 pm ET

Who is this guy? Never heard of him.

LaDonna Carlisle   April 21st, 2010 8:24 pm ET

wishing you nothing but the best!

LaDonna Carlisle   April 21st, 2010 8:26 pm ET

wishing you nothing but the best! Loved you in Saving private Ryan

Michael Armstrong Sr.   April 21st, 2010 9:02 pm ET

I love watching Toms movies but why did he go go beyond the erb .

Mark P   April 21st, 2010 9:08 pm ET

I hope you get yourself together. You are talented and you need to continue to entertain us. Rise to the occasion and stay strong!!!

Ty Jones   April 21st, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Tom...from one Wayne State Alum to another. You're a heck of an actor...and a man. Most people wouldn't even have the courage to get it together. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't make it dude! And I'm pulling for you all the way! Good luck!

Ty Jones

Michael Armstrong Sr.   April 21st, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Setting limits is not not hard with drugs if you just say no thanks its up to a persons ambitions in life to keep respect with there lives .

Wynette Martin   April 21st, 2010 9:10 pm ET

One of Tom's best movies was "Devil In A Blue Dress" Great acting job!

Angela Crabb   April 21st, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Tom seems to be acting a little "altered" to me? Anybody else?

Michael Armstrong Sr.   April 21st, 2010 9:12 pm ET

Tom is looking for the word hunger .

Susan   April 21st, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Dear Tom – you are a person I admire. I wish I could be as determined as you. Stay sober!

Doc   April 21st, 2010 9:17 pm ET


When they rolled the first film showing you using. You looked like you wanted to use and or were scared.

I have 15 years 10 months clean and sober. Watching the film got to me.
Meth was my drug of choice.

Thank you for your honesty.

Barbara   April 21st, 2010 9:19 pm ET

I've watched your journey through the various television shows. You look healthy, clear-eyed and focused. Bless you and I hope your life continues to improve.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   April 21st, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Make a really good western and you will be forgiven .

Wynette Martin   April 21st, 2010 9:24 pm ET

I love Tom Sizemore. I think he should love himself and forgive himself. Live for your self Tom, not for anyone else! I can't wait to see your new movies, I've missed you!

Debra Jenkins   April 21st, 2010 9:27 pm ET


My colleague gave me a tape of the movie Hearts and Souls seventeen years ago and my daughter and my nieces fell in love with you and Robert Downey Jr. and they still are to this day. They watched that film every day for months, to the point that my colleague had to ask me for the tape back. I saw it on television last week and I was amazed at how much it still tugs at the heart. You were remarkable.

I saw the film The Genius Club last weekend and again you were amazing. You look handsome: more handsome than ever because you are clear thinking.

I want to be a professional counselor but was reluctant to work with addicts even though I was told I would be great with them. I was worried that I could not cope with the pain because I am empathic. But when I saw you cry at the table on Celebrity Rehab when you were at the restaurant, my heart was touched and I realize that the pain I can feel is the pain I can heal. This is a positive thing.

God Bless you Tom, I will pray for your sobriety. You have dozens more great roles and films ahead of you!


Francesca   April 21st, 2010 9:28 pm ET

I cannot get over how great Tom looks after all he has been through! Keep up the good work Tom...the worst is behind you and its one day at a time. So good to see you smile and hear you laugh!

Gerald Jolly   April 21st, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Tom Sizemore, is a great actor, but I dont feel even a little bit sorry for him.

These guys have a God given talent, but refuse to accept the laws of our society.

I think he should be very thankful for the friends that have stuck by him "10 TIMES"

When is enough, enough.

They have the world by the balls and they're just too stupid to appreciate that.

I hope he can succeed this time, but I personally doubt that he will.


Hugh in California   April 21st, 2010 9:29 pm ET

If you've never seen "Saving Private Ryan," the outstanding film story directed by Stephen Spielberg about saving a GI, who is a "lone surviving son" in WW2 just after D-Day, then maybe you haven't heard of this man. As an actor Tom Sizemore is excellent at his craft and has been in many other memorable hollywood films.

I admire Tom's work and also his courage to face the media after his battle against drug addiction. Unfortunately, actors and other celebs get all the attention and help and sympathy from the viewing public. The average Joe or Jane gets none, but unsympathetic judges, DA's and police officers who just consider them losers. Maybe if some of these former addict celebs would come to the defense of the average person, maybe some good would come to all of the American fabric.

Thanks Tom for coming on Larry's show, and please don't relapse my friend, your too fine an actor and human being. I miss your work.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   April 21st, 2010 9:29 pm ET

A mafia western would be cool it would be a new age of acting .

Demetria Richardson   April 21st, 2010 9:31 pm ET

I enjoy Tom Sizemore's work. I loved him in "Heat". I hope and pray that he remains sober because he's a very talented actor who could still have a promising career, if he stays clean. Good Luck Tom! God Bless You.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   April 21st, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Does Tom ever feel like regresing .

Lois White   April 21st, 2010 9:34 pm ET

This is the worst interview I have seen by Larry King! Difficult to to keep interested. Both Larry and Tom Sizemore did not seem to be prepared for this interview.

Tom was great in Saving Private Ryan!!

Debra Jenkins   April 21st, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Gerald Jolly.

May others extend to you the Grace you do not extend to them. Because you deserve it as much as they do.

Hugh in California   April 21st, 2010 9:36 pm ET

@Gerald Jolly,
You are so negative, that's just what a devil would tell someone. You doubt anyone who wants to change and do the right thing! That's pathetic.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   April 21st, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Cherios and whiskey now thats a screwd up hunger .

Brenda Larsen   April 21st, 2010 9:40 pm ET

You have always been one of my favorite actors and I can't wait to see you in your next movie. I am a fan for life!!! Stay Strong!

Lenette   April 21st, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Tom Sizemore is a great actor and I love and will watch any movie he is in. I wish Tom thebest in his future and trust we keep is feet on solid ground and stay in a positive environment. I can't wait to see his new movies.


Michelle and Lisa   April 21st, 2010 9:45 pm ET

We love you Tom ! Keep up the good work!

Michael   April 21st, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Tom is my 1st cousin and he looks great and will make it back, we are a stong family!

Fideily Peguero   April 21st, 2010 9:48 pm ET

hi tom keep moving in your live and i think the you are a great person i love as an actor and as person you are great.

im from puerto rico and i aways see you aon vh1 congrad keep goin ok love ya

Lindy   April 21st, 2010 9:50 pm ET


What a joy to see you clean and sober. I know where you have been, and I and millions of others are wishing you the best. Courage and Faith my friend, nice job. ♥

matt   April 21st, 2010 9:52 pm ET


I came home and you were on the T.V. I totally understand everything you say. Im 28 and haven't had a drink in two and a half years. My life was always completely out of control. I cant control anything, cigarettes, cocaine, alcohol, anything. And I know the feeling where the drugs dont make you feel good but you keep doing them anyway. Its a deadly disease we both have and we both know that.

matt   April 21st, 2010 9:54 pm ET

And thanks Tom. Hearing you tonight was awesome for me.

Robin   April 21st, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Tom, keep up the good work, I saw you on Celebrity Rehab and my heart broke for you. It is so good to see you on LKL, I am happy you are back on top – I will definitely go see your movie. God Bless – stay strong!

Germán   April 21st, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Tom, I admire you tremendously as an actor. It hurt my heart to see you caught up in drugs, but I pray for your sustained recovery, and I can't wait to see your future films.

miriam sasso   April 21st, 2010 9:56 pm ET

One day at a time....That's all we have!!!!! KEEP IT GREEN

pat   April 21st, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Tom Sizemore is looking very handsome again!! Loved him in Heart and Souls when he sang Walk Like a Man. Should have gotten an academy award for saving private ryan!!

Smith in Oregon   April 21st, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Best of luck Tom Sizemore on your continued struggle to stay clean and sober. Courage and strength Tom, find it within yourself and around yourself and go forward.

Laura Swangren   April 21st, 2010 10:01 pm ET

I am seeing the show on Larry King Live and I see Tom Sizemore on the show and I think it is wonderful he is getting clean. I have been clean for 13 Years and I am a recovering addict. My life has been wonderful since I have changed it around. If you ever would like to email me Tom I have a ear to listen. I wish you the best. You can do this.

Ann   April 21st, 2010 10:03 pm ET

So proud of Tom!! What an inspiration...
I was wondering how he was doing and
have been praying for his recovery..
One day at time

Monica   April 21st, 2010 10:04 pm ET

Glad to see you back.

Congrats on your sobriety. Followed your progress and rooted for you on Celebrity Rehab. As we watch this interview, we can't express how proud of you we are. We can tell you are talking from your heart. Keep yourself matter what is going on, no matter what happens...don't ever ever look back. Live and learn kid. I will be supporting your movies. Remember you are still alive for a reason.

Nancy Watson   April 21st, 2010 10:05 pm ET

Tom Sizemore was a delight when he had a genuine smile. His face just lit up and pure joy was reflected in his eyes. Hope to see this joy many, many times again!!!!

Good luck Tom. You will find a lot of inner strength as you go forward.

Sabine   April 21st, 2010 10:11 pm ET

Just a message of hope for you. Just as drug addiction is progressive, know that sobriety is also progressive. Remember
your bottom. You can only go up from there.

Jenn Young   April 21st, 2010 10:29 pm ET

Tom is getting himself back together. Gotta give him credit for that because as an addict myself I can tell you it's not easy. I hope he does very well and beats his addictions. Your a good actor Tom, don't give up... the sky's the limit and your still sexy too!

Gerald Jolly   April 21st, 2010 10:50 pm ET

8 weeks ago Whitney Huston announced that she had succeeded in beating the devil and was clean and convinced most of the bloggers on this blog, that she was getting her life together and was launching a new tour that would begin in Europe.

All the bleeding hearts on thise blog praised her for that.

Last friday while doing a concert in Sweden/Scandanavia, she was so smashed that she fell down on her face in front of the audience that had paid $30 dollars each to see her performance.


Wake up folks, once a drug addict, always a drug addict.

@ Jenn Young, was it as hard to become an addict as it is to atempt to clean yourself up???

R JJ   April 21st, 2010 11:14 pm ET

Oh pu-leez, is there anyone in Hollywood NOT in some sort of rehab show or doctor shopping for Rx …This is just too trendy for celebrity-druggies to go on oprah or larry and describe their sad journey from addiction to their latest self improvement regimen..It now has become de rigueur for ‘fallen stars’ to reset their image on these cable casts as they try to get sympathy and publicity for new movies and shows…
These people need to get ‘right’, (not too sober- it’s boring!) and resolve their problems in private and then contact their agent when they are ready to work– and leave US out of it ! please.

Gerald Jolly   April 21st, 2010 11:19 pm ET

@ R JJ my sentiments exactly.

The LKL show is becoming a reality show, not a current event format that it used to be.

Enough with the reality shows.

There's a lot more things that can and should be disgusted other than some moron talking about peeing her pants and a washed up actor discussing his drug addiction to all the bleeding heart REALITY SHOW FANS.

lisa malon   April 21st, 2010 11:22 pm ET

Tom you where awsome in your movies ,,and you will do it again. i myself was a addict,i have now been clean for 0ver 3 years now and i have never felt so good in my life,the only person you need to prove anything to "is you Tom,,no one else ,,and as for this comment up here by Gerald Holly , i think he needs to be a little educated on addiction before he comments like that ,, no gerald it is not true ,,once an addict always an addict BULL,,, IT IS WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO DO IN LIFE to stop the addiction the bottom line is ,if you want to live you will seek help ,yes you may fall a few times but us addicts that want to get better will over come it in the end,, bud like i said get educated before you judge anyone,, Tom good luck on your future and your movie making ,,just take one day at a time my friend ,,stay positive ,stay focused ,,GOOD LUCK,, LISA MALON ,, london ontario

R JJ   April 21st, 2010 11:35 pm ET

@Gerald J–

I agree with you - it's just not as interesting to hear the same basic story again and again from these reality show 'addicts '. And they
do it in a way that is detached from what is really going on inside
their lives. So i have had it also with these reformed addict shows..


Keith lynch   April 22nd, 2010 12:14 am ET

Todd is a "mans man" actor!!!

Loved him in Pearl Harbor and Blackhawk Down.

I always look for him in movies or TV.

I can relate to the power of addiction he fights with, but I would tell him that to continue to fight the good fight because of the sheer power of his personality!

Richard McBride   April 22nd, 2010 12:19 am ET

Tom, my two young sons and myself Loved you in Saving Private Ryan. Just the other night I was talking to my oldest son about your situation and was wondering how your life was coming along. I am So glad to see you trying so hard to take your Life Back! You have the chance to be an Inspiration to so many lives. It will be very difficult Tom but what a Great Story you will have for the Future.

You are a front line Witness to the addictive and Powerful effect Cocaine has on a person. We wish you Only The Best and God's B;essing on Your Life!

Richard, Matthew and Andrew

MDowning   April 22nd, 2010 12:23 am ET

Your gift is your acting, you can impact people's lives, everybody is behind you and in support of you creating an amazing life drug-free.

Now is the time – you gotta do it – you owe it to yourself- and everybody else


Andrea   April 22nd, 2010 12:26 am ET

Way to go Tom S.! You're on your way. One day at a time, Big Daddy. Looking forward to your long career in film and continued sobriety. What a strange place Hollywood must be for all y'all celebs battling addiction. Anyway: we believe in you (and in Heidi... that gal is great too.) Wish you all the best, Drea M. in Chicagoland

Jd molina   April 22nd, 2010 12:38 am ET

Tom Sizemore one of my top ten actors off all times. You will pull through and be great at what you do, looking forward to your comeback.

Elizabeth Ramos   April 22nd, 2010 12:42 am ET

Tom I am a huge fan and I think you are a great actor. I saw the episode where Heidi says all those horrible things to you and honestly it upset me so I could imagine what it did to you. And I just want to say that no matter how hard it gets don't let anyone or anything keep you down. No one is perfec!t Everyone in this world has their defects, and I think you are so brave to put yourself out there for the world to see how hard it is to be an addict but how much harder it is to quit and be sober. Stay strong Tom and remember for every person that tries to keep you down there are many more of us who are rooting for you to succeed in your sobriety! And Tom I totally disagree with Heidi you are too damn handsome to turn any woman gay!

Robert Reynolds   April 22nd, 2010 12:55 am ET

stick to your guns man :] there are soo many that know how hard it is.
quick question you really think its fear that keeps you from environments that you find "risky"? i have done the same thing to the best of my ability and proven to myself that its just plain smart...for some things one must just remove themselves completely or simply set yourself up for failure.
dont consider it cowardly to avoid bad things and sometimes even sprint as fast as possible in the other direction to avoid the inevitable feeling of not only failing yourself but all those that love you.
As for those that close thier eyes or turn away from the "dog" running through traffic...dont look away til the damage is the 'dog' for one day you never know...that 'dog' might save you.

Kali   April 22nd, 2010 12:57 am ET

Tom you have been blessed with such talent that many of us admire!! Love your work!

You have been given a second chance and please don't blow it! How about putting GOD before you everyday you wake up.

We're not done watching you! don't let us down!

Wishing you all the best!

Adriene   April 22nd, 2010 1:02 am ET

Keep passing it on tom! alot of people who saw this some really needed to hear what you had to say.....

Donald L Allen   April 22nd, 2010 1:03 am ET

I for got to ask you about the two see shell do you no about them and what do you think about it right see you Tome and how

Marie   April 22nd, 2010 1:08 am ET

Mr. Sizemore, enjoy life drug free and be very careful in choosing your female friend in the future.

Susan   April 22nd, 2010 1:34 am ET


Brave. Courage. Sincerity. Raw. Just sheer vulnerable openess.... you displayed all these things tonight. We watched you in the span of one hour, go from a scared, nervous, terrified man... to someone who just bravely met their FEAR head on and stayed the course. I could see you feeling the fear and doing it anyway. It was amazing! I felt uncomfortable for you! It was palatable. And then the shift... the very real shift. And there you were. You have an amazing ability to communicate your humanity, soul, your vulnerability, but also a very strong strength.

It's obvious that there are so many people that are in some way touched by you. Whether it is your acting, or the personal struggle of addiction that you are going through – you clearly touch people. I hope you remind yourself of your worth every day.

And forget what "that person" said. don't you know that she said that because of her own problems.? That was about her. Not you! I am a successful, healthy, attractive, positive and self-motivated woman who would love to be your friend and would love to go out with you. Seriously. I would love to go out with you. And I live in a city that you would love to visit because there is a connection to a movie you were in. 😉

Kristen   April 22nd, 2010 1:37 am ET


I think your expression through substance is understood by many people. When you consider your self diferent in some way that the drugs make you normal it takes having a group of people around you that truly accept you for who you are without the drugs.

It is loving your self and accepting the love of others..but feeling guilty you can never fully love yourself.

Lose guilt find your peace.

Wish you the best!


Lidia Feldman   April 22nd, 2010 1:38 am ET


It took great courage for you to be on Larry King. Just listening to you brings to mind many similarities to my son, who has a bipolar disorder. I am not a psychologist, but you seem to have many of the same characteristics that he has. It is worth checking out. As is my son. you are extremely talented, highly sensitive and have probably been self-medicating for years. A psychiatrist and the correct meds together with your wonderful friends and therapist should help you to stay on the healthy path you are now on. This mental condition often runs in families, so it is "nobody's fault." Do you know Robin Williams and Jim Carey? I understand they are both bipolar, as are many other talented and gifted people. I wish you continued success and happiness in your career. My son is now on the correct meds with the help of a good psychiatrist and a good therapist.

A Mother who Cares.

P.S. I can recommend Dr. Freidman, MD who is very competent and is on Bedford St. in Beverly Hills. We look forward to your new movies.

Solange   April 22nd, 2010 2:17 am ET

My favorite role Tom Sizemore was in is Jack Scagnetti in Natural Born Killers. Meow!

mary   April 22nd, 2010 2:24 am ET

it was good to see tom on the air and a better person than before lokked real good and surprisingly a very intellectual person. other people dont make a person you yourself makes a person. very honest and forth right tonight and wish him well and back on top i have always been pulling for him no matter what. you can tell he has a big heart when heidi crusified him at end of celebrity rehab and went on to sober house. looking for nothing but good things from him from now on.but the past behind you and dont look back at the bad things but never forget that they can come back in your mind. only you can destroy yourself. olease dont keep on keeping on. and show your children you can be a good father no matter what spend time with them. they ll learn from you always. good luck

mary   April 22nd, 2010 2:33 am ET

dont pay any attention to heidi fliess only feel sorry for her she is so bitter keep on keeping on with your life and prove to yourself (which i think you have already ) shes not worth it we all know the truth and could see it

opposite or righty   April 22nd, 2010 2:54 am ET

As an addict I feel and know how hard this is. Some people chose to die, on purpose, rather than go through the pain Tom has. Even if he relapsed again this is a huge step. As Tom said, there comes a point you no longer can get high but need it just to "feel" normal. I have lost relationships with family and friends, this was a wonderful eye opening episode. Non addicts don't understand the pain and never will. You go Tom!!

Tom Sizemore fan   April 22nd, 2010 3:32 am ET

Mr. Sizemore you are a wonderful actor! Congratulations on your sobreity! God's speed! May you be clean for the rest of you life! Thanks for having the courage to be on Celebrity Rehab.

What a wonderful memory you have. Would enjoy seeing you in a wide variety of movies from Action Adventure to Shakespeare.

Forget what Heidi said. She has her own issues to work on. You are a very sexy man!!!

Good Wishes!

Franklin   April 22nd, 2010 3:35 am ET

Tom I am very happy to see you bounce back. I love your films and I hope to see in more future films. My mother had and still has drug related isues and currently on her death bed. Congrats on a job well done

Franklin   April 22nd, 2010 3:39 am ET

Tom do you have any plans to get back on screen as leading roles again? I love your movies and want to see more.

Staci   April 22nd, 2010 3:45 am ET

The movie where him and I live happily ever after? 😉 I'm so proud of him. He's been so strong. Keep it up dream boy

susie   April 22nd, 2010 3:46 am ET

Mr. Sizemore,
To start out each day, to wake up so relieved again and grateful for a new day in sobriety – to get up, feeling good. Keep it simple, Sweetheart!

Eat your oatmeal – put a half a cup of oatmeal in a 2 quart microwaveable bowl, add about 8 oz. of water – zap it for about 7 minutes. I am telling you this because this is a good way to start out the day and not have a mess – you can put it in the water to soak and wash it out when you come back from your morning walk.

Life is good.

I quit drinking when I was 30 and so now I have almost 28 years of sobriety (stopped drinking on August 28, 1982).

God bless you and best wishes to you for your health, happiness and prosperity! 🙂

susie   April 22nd, 2010 4:45 am ET

Mr. Sizemore,
I don't know if my previous message went through so will try again –
I am glad for you that you have 26 days –
I remember 26 days – and now I am grateful to say that I have nearly 28 years (on August 28, 2010 when I was 30 years old). It all starts out as a split second – that moment of deciding.
It is wonderful to awaken in the morning, feeling good, feeling relieved, feeling free.
Keeping it simple, Sweetheart!
Eat your oatmeal – may I suggest, cook it in a microwaveable bowl (about 1 1/2 to 2 qts size) – 1/2 cup old fashioned oats and about 12 ounces of water – zap it for about 7 minutes, then scoop it into your cereal bowl. Let the big bowl soak and it will be so easy to wash out before you go for your morning walk.
If you get boggled about what to do when you start to get really busy again, write down each thing you have to do on a separate index card, then put the index cards in the order that you have to do those things – then as you go about your morning, just turn over each card as you finish each thing – eventually, things will smooth out but this helps during this phase when you are feeling so much better that you start to overload yourself – might have to watch out for this.
God bless you – life is good!
We look forward to seeing your new movies –

Otunba Bolude   April 22nd, 2010 5:22 am ET

Am totally disappointed in these guys who our children look up to for their future. My son is a great fan of TOM . My son wants to be a film star but am scared. Will Tom ever change?

Otunba Bolude.

kate pixley   April 22nd, 2010 5:24 am ET

Tom, You have such alluring eyes and a terrific acting talent. You have really made it through the last 10 horrific years and I admire you for hanging in there. We have lost so many other talents due to their inability to conquer this disease. Please don't let this disease take you away from those of us who see you as a role model even though you have slipped a few times. I have high hopes for you. I also hope your friend that wouldn't take your calls will eventually see how he could really help himself by forgiving you and getting contact with you again. If you ever need a friend think of me. I also would take you in a heart beat you are handsome, smart, and but still a little on the wild side. However, I haven't a clue what you saw in Heidi but I suppose she had something that attracted you to her. Call and we can talk sometime. My # is 303-621-2223. I'm pulling for you and watch you on Drew's show. I can't wait to see your new movies coming out soon. You have more people who care about you than you know. Keep up the good work. Kate

jess   April 22nd, 2010 6:35 am ET

Keep @ it, and stay sober. love u

Ted   April 22nd, 2010 8:21 am ET

Tom, I have seen you in many films and liked you as a good actor, but never could remember your name. Now I will not forget it!!

You were born with a talent that insured you an easy life and financial plenty, but you decided to throw it all away for that short kick you get from drugs. Nobody, but you are responsible for the misery you are in, so decide what you want and keep that promise you make to yourself.
If you need a kick, drink a couple shots of scotch, or vodka or anything you may prefer. It is not as bad as stuff you were taking, if you do not drink too much of it.
Do some sport in the fresh air, you seen to be a little soft on the edges. Two hours tennis a day could get your mind off the bad habit and shape you up. Or racketball, my favorit way to get tired.

Jan   April 22nd, 2010 8:49 am ET

Tom Sizemore...I saw his earlier reality show with his addiction and
remembered his movies. For some reason, I have such a soft spot
for this guy..and I really wasn't aware of all of his movies..
I see the really bad part of him when he is using and not in control and
I hope this part vanishes with his sobriety.
Start making amends to people that you have affected, the people
that have loved you but just could no longer be in it and watch your self
destruction. You need to acknowledge the pain you caused them and
with words say I'm sorry...then move on. People that have to deal with
a loved one that is on the downhill slide with drugs and alcohol are
very much affected. It is terrible to watch and terrible to be in and I totally understand when they finally have to "step away".
I am so in your corner. the opposite direction if you have any feelings of fear in situations you may come to. Stay out of "shady places"...listen to your inner self..if it says..this bothers me..
get away from it'll gradually make a different type of life, maybe not right away..but it will come..haha even going back to the book stores...great start !! Good Luck..I'm in your corner. Jan

David   April 22nd, 2010 9:31 am ET

This was a very insightful interview for me as I am currently dealing with a family member who's addiction has started recently and I along am trying to stop it.
I wanted to show my brother the full interview but all of the podcasts I located are not of the complete interview -- does anyone know how I could get this?
Many thanks
PS The last segments I thought were the best but these do not appear to be included in the podcasts I have found so far.

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upstate-ny   April 22nd, 2010 10:49 am ET

Tom...I'm so proud of you. Stay away from the chemical and human poisons. You are a tremendous actor and human being. When watching Dr. Drew...there was something about you. I pulled and prayed for you as if a relative or close friend. I cried when you cried...I've never been addicted to alcohol or drugs but somehow I TRULY felt your pain. I can't explain it but Good luck and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sherill   April 22nd, 2010 11:40 am ET

Been praying for you for a long time! So happy to see your smiling face! I have faith in you TOM!!! You can do it!!

Gerald Jolly   April 22nd, 2010 12:46 pm ET

A question for Larry King and all the reality show disfunctional people that blog on this blog format.

What are the issues that America is staggering and struggling with today???

Is it a no talent young woman claiming that she is a bed wetter.

Is it a one time good actor making flimsy excuses why he is a confirmed drug addicted has been.

What about the economy of our country that is on the brink of collapse caused by the most ineffective President in our history.

What about the 12 million folks that are unable to find work and are loosing their homes and 401 K's

What about the more than 5,000 young Americans that have paid the ultimate price that was based on manufactured lies.

What about the bailed out banks that continue to give undeserving executives huge bonuses while ordinary Americans are asked to fork over their hard earned dollars to bail them out

What about Goldman Sachs, that will walk away with a slap on the wrist after defrauding ordinary folks out of more than 1 billion dollars.

What about the brave young men that are giving up their lives to protect the most corrupt government in the world in Afghanistan, when the Afghanistan people dont want us there anyway.

The above issues "ARE" the real world folks, and a bed wetter or a drug addicted has been, are not what intelligent people should be concerned about.



What has become of our morality and common sense??

You have been brainwashed by the media misfits.

Gerald Jolly   April 22nd, 2010 1:34 pm ET

There was a time, not so long ago that the LKL show was the highest rated show of it's kind on T.V.

Now going for his 8th divorce, and old age creeping up on him, and the announcement that the LKL show has lost 44% of it's ratings, and the executives at CNN are actively trying to recruit a replacement for him, and refuse to advance the kind of funds so that he could get top names on his program, he is left with the lower echelon of available people that he can afford to invite on his show.

The most insulting thing of all is that even the LOWLY Sarah Palin wont go on his show.

The LKL show is in it's death throws and that's really too bad.


Gerald Jolly   April 22nd, 2010 2:38 pm ET

"WOW" that was a fast response from the staff at LKL.

I dont quite understand what they meant by their reply.

Quote" They're not jewish, "SO WHO CARES"

What's that about?????????????


Linda Jenull   April 22nd, 2010 3:07 pm ET

I have been following Tom's struggle with sobriety on Celebrity Rehab all season. After seeing his interview on LK I was really happy to see him sober and working again. Tom, you're a really fine actor who has earned a second chance to pursue your craft. Stay on track and everything else will fall into place. Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing your journey back to sobriety. Good Luck!!

Gerald Jolly   April 22nd, 2010 5:27 pm ET

Five Republican Senators bring up the issue that our President Barack Obama is not born in America, although this issue has been brought up before and irrefutable proof has been presented and confirmed that he was definately born in America.

This kind of behavior is nothing short of ANARCHY and an atempt by extremists to destabelize the process of governing in Washington.

When several ranking Democrats requested that this issue was worthy of airing on the LKL show, the reply was.
Quote" "this is not an issue that concerns the jewish community in America, and we are to busy airing inconsiquential issues and providing air time for drug addicts and bed wetters to be bothered with discussing this issue on the LKL show.

Drug addicts and bed wetters are better fodder for the reality show fans that enjoy watching the nonsense we provide on our one hour program.

This program is not about important issues that America is faced with, it's a format to allow the reality show zealots to express their love and caring for drug addicts and bed wetters.

Gerald Jolly   April 22nd, 2010 6:45 pm ET

Great news folks, Melanie Grifith goes into drug rehab for the third time.

The LKL show are champing at the bit, to have her on and have already contacted her agent, to advise them the minute she is able to come on the show.

Reality T.V. lovers are very excited at the prospects of another DOPER appearing on Larry's show.

Someone they can relate too and feel sorry for.

The poor lady is down to her husbands last $30 million dollars and is terrified at the prospect that she wont have enough money to support her $1000 dollar a day coke habit.

heather lowe   April 23rd, 2010 12:59 am ET

play it out tom keepplaying it out. and it will work.....

Ted   April 23rd, 2010 8:51 am ET

Scratch any person in Hollywood and out comes a user!!
That splitting of the St. Andreas Fault could greatly improve the moral standard of our nation.

Winnie   April 25th, 2010 6:41 pm ET

I like Tom Sizemore, I think he is talented and has a goodness about him that is worth saving. If he is trying to stay clean and sober and do right by his kids, then I for one support him and hope he can do it.

dani   May 1st, 2010 9:36 am ET

Natural Born Killers. I loved Tom Sizemore in that movie. he may have been high in a few scenes, but it was the first time I really noticed him and his "power" that he can convey in his roles. I watched him on Celebrity Rehab and Sober House. Didn't like him high. Loved him sober. He can "connect" when he's sober and hope to see more of him in the movies.

Timothy   May 4th, 2010 12:44 am ET

I want nothing more than to see you stay sober, succeed again in movies, and get your life back. Your characters have been awesome to watch over the years....and we want to see more! Stay healthy, be careful, take care!

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