Goldust‘s Hall of Fame worthy career is packed with accolades and accomplishments — but perhaps none is more impressive than marking ten years of sobriety this weekend.
The 49-year-old Dustin Runnels, whose run as Goldust started 23 years ago, took to social media over the weekend to celebrate the milestone that he says saved his life.
“I was on death’s door while drugs and alcohol consumed my everything,” Runnels wrote. “By the grace of God, I survived. Sobriety is the most important thing in my life, and I am proud of me.”
In a business where too many top superstars have lost to their vices, Runnel’s ten years of sobriety certainly serves as success story and model for the younger WWE locker room.
Many of his peers — and his proud daughter — took to social media to provide props on the anniversary:
So happy for you @Goldust and proud of you! … 🙌🙌🙌 https://t.co/zO1LBIPcbg
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) May 19, 2018
May 19th is a special day. Today marks 10 years since @goldust became drug & alcohol free and I'm so proud of him every single day. You inspire me dad, thank you for your strength and perseverance, I love you so much!
— Dakota A Runnels (@DakotaRunnels22) May 19, 2018
— Brian G. James (@WWERoadDogg) May 19, 2018
Proud of you @Goldust Keep it going and keep inspiring others with your testimony ❤️ https://t.co/c3tdZnYvhM
— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) May 19, 2018