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Pop star Kavana celebrates a year of sobriety

The singer thanked those who had helped him along the way

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04:  Kavana is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house at Elstree Studios on February 4, 2015 in Borehamwood, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Kavana took part in Celebrity Big Brother, 2015. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Nineties popstar Kavana has celebrated a year of sobriety on social media, with a throwback picture to before he entered rehab.

The 45-year-old I Can Make You Feel Good singer shared a photo of himself arriving at rehab "in a blackout", and one of himself a year later.

Alongside the pair of photos, contrasting the change he had made in a year, Kavana – real name Anthony Kavanagh – wrote: "Today I am 1 year sober.

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"On the left, me arriving at rehab in a blackout. On the right, me today. Thanks to those that have helped me get here a day at a time."

Last February, the musician — who enjoyed a number of hit singles in the 1990s — announced he was going back to rehab after relapsing following 100 days of sobriety.

At the time, he said: "Today I go into rehab. Again. This illness of alcoholism has got its grip. I'll be off social media for a while.

"To what family I have left, I'm sorry I wasn't truthful I've been going through a lot of mental struggles. Good news I'm going to get the help I need."

UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 15:  PARTY IN THE PARK  Photo of KAVANA, performing live onstage  (Photo by Jill Douglas/Redferns)
Kavana entered rehab a year ago. (Redferns)

Kavana had also said he felt "guilty" over lying to family members about his sobriety after he had started drinking again.

The singer received much support from fans replying to his post. One said: "Well done!! Thus is one of the most inspirational messages I’ve ever seen.

"Your face today radiates positivity, happiness and contentment. You must be so proud. My relationship with booze changes each month, but this has inspired me to stop and embrace life. Thank you!!"

UK singer Kavana (Anthony Kavanagh) performing live in 1997.    (Photo by David Wardle/Avalon/Getty Images)
UK singer Kavana – real name Anthony Kavanagh – performing live in 1997. (Avalon/Getty Images)

Jamie East also said to the popstar: "Buddy huge congrats. What a journey you’ve been on - and the results speak for themselves. Serenity to you."

Kavana also received well wishes from Nikki Chapman who said: "Well done Kav xxxx you look so good & happy."

After his music success, Kavana appeared in a number of episodes of Hollyoaks: In The City, and appeared on a number of reality shows including Grease Is The Word, The Voice UK, and Celebrity Big Brother in 2015.

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