Le’Andria Johnson to Discuss Addiction Struggle With Iyanla Vanzant

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Iyanla: Fix My Life will air a two-part episode in March on gospel singer Le’Andria Johnson’s struggle with alcohol addiction.

In part one of the episode, host Iyanla Vanzant will attempt to help the award-winning singer “reclaim her voice,” OWN said in a statement.

The second part will look at how Johnson’s behavior is “jeopardizing both her career and her life.”

The episodes were taped before Johnson posted an Instagram Live video last week, saying she was entering rehab. In the video, she described her decision to seek treatment as “the second part of my journey.”

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Johnson shot to stardom after winning season 3 of BET’s singing competition, Sunday Best.

She went on to release a No. 1 album, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson, and won a Grammy Award in the Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance category.

Since then, the Florida native has faced a series of challenges and has admitted to abusing alcohol.

According to the website U Gospel, Johnson took part in Family and Friends Day at HolyGhost Headquarters Revival Center at the Met in Philadelphia on Feb. 17, and discussed losing control.

“I had a drinking problem,” the singer and pastor said. “It wasn’t anything for me to go to the liquor store and get some Grey Goose… I didn’t realize I drank so much. I didn’t realize that it was a day-to-day situation.”

She said one evening after leaving a bar, a police officer pulled her over and took her into custody. She told the audience she was sentenced to probation following her arrest, but after violating her probation, she was ordered to serve 30 days in jail.

Days after speaking to the church congregation, she posted the video saying she was entering rehab.

Johnson will share more details about her journey on the two-part episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life titled “The Bad Girl of Gospel.”

The episodes on Le’Andria Johnson will air on OWN, on Saturday, March 16 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) and Saturday, March 23 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)