Smokey Robinson on El DeBarge: “Get your spiritual self together…”

March 1st, 2011, by

Photo by: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc.
Photo by: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc.

Legendary singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson, who sits down with Tavis tonight, discusses his recovery from a more than two-year drug addiction.

The Motown great also shares the advice that he offered his “little brother” El DeBarge, who, after an amazing musical comeback, recently returned to rehab for his own addiction.

“Unless you get your spiritual self together,” says Robinson, who has been sober since May 1986, “you are not going to beat it.”

Watch the clip below, where Robinson describes the path that he took to move beyond his addiction, and tune in tonight for the full conversation.


Last modified: April 26, 2011 at 11:16 am