Alaskan Bush People star Matt Brown told fans to “never surrender”, urging his followers to “continue to be safe” in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The former reality TV star urged his followers to “never give up”, while he posted the rare selfie from inside his car.
Wearing his protective mask next to a baseball cap, Matt Brown, who has kept a low profile since he left the Discovery channel show, wrote, “Stay safe friends! Never give up, never give up!
It was a rare post for the reality star, who has lived a quiet life in California since completing six months of combined inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation in January 2019. He has not appeared on Alaskan Bush People show since season eight, as he was dealing with substance abuse issues during seasons nine and ten.
Matt Brown, who recently posted about “hard times” after being snubbed by his family on National Sibling Day, went into rehabilitation for the first time for alcohol abuse in 2016.
After he came out, he admitted to People, “I was seeing myself in a spiral. I was more introverted. I was slower. Things didn’t turn me on like they used to.” He said he started drinking permanently in his 30s when his family’s boat broke down.
“I’ve always been able to manage city life without any problems. But I started hanging out with people who were drinking. They had no problems, so while I was with them I started drinking,” Matt Brwon said.
Brown’s eldest son went on to say, “I started drinking lightly and then it became more and more. That’s when I saw the problem around the corner, and I didn’t want to be one of those guys.