Actor Terry Crews is speaking out about his addiction to pornography.
“I have been getting a lot, a lot of messages and well wishes from people out there,” Crews said in the latest in a series of web video confessionals.
Crews, known for his muscular physique and work on various shows, movies and commercials, is speaking honestly and openly on Facebook about his addiction and recovery.
The former NFL player first spoke about his porn addiction back in 2014.
Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner, a psychologist who has treated many patients with pornography and sex addictions said these videos are helping to bring this form of addiction back into the public conversation.
“I think it’s great. Because that person is letting people know that I’m going through this,” Von Ornsteiner said.
The psychologist said people can relate to Crews “…and they can say, hey, I am going through exactly what he’s going through.”
Crews said his porn addiction threatened his marriage. “It really, really messed up my life in a lot of ways,” he said. Crews said he turned things around when he went into therapy.
Millions of people have watched the videos and there are now thousands of comments on Crews’ Facebook page.
“Please pray for me, my husband, & our daughter! My husband is fighting this addiction. He left 9 months ago, wants a divorce, & says he's never coming home,” Kristin wrote.
Derek said, “I'm with you Terry Crews. Me too man, me too. But if you can do it, I can too. If you can conquer this thing, maybe I can too.”