Macklemore spoke with Good Morning America about how discussing his addiction and recovery publicly has given him a purpose. Macklemore has struggled with sobriety but has used his platform to be transparent and encourage fans who also struggle. The “Thrift Store” rapper detailed an instance where a man who robbed his Seattle studio was ordered to drug court, and two years later, when the rapper was in his group session, a man asked to speak with him. It was the same man who had robbed Macklemore’s studio years earlier, and he was making amends for his wrongdoings. This proved that Macklemore’s efforts had impacted this man in a positive way. Have you overcome addiction? What helped you get sober?