Robin Thicke Relapse Report NOT True
Robin Thicke is not relapsing in the wake of his dad’s death, despite an erroneous and insensitive tabloid report. Gossip Cop can correct the story.
The untrue allegation can be found in the pages of the National Enquirer, which blares in a headline, “Dad’s Death Sends Robin Thicke Reeling!” While the singer is obviously and understandably upset over the passing of his father Alan, it’s more specifically asserted, “Singer violently drunk after shattering shock — and friends fear he may relapse!” To mislead readers, the article is illustrated with photos of Thicke partying, but the pictures were taken long before his dad’s passing.
Still, it’s said in the story, “Sitcom star Alan Thicke’s shocking death sent son Robin into a boozed-up rage — and now insiders fear the troubled singer will spiral into a fatal meltdown!” A so-called “source” is quoted as saying, “Robin is an absolute mess right now. He got violently drunk after his dad’s death — to the point where his family couldn’t even be around him! The big fear is that Robin could overdose on booze and pills, and kill himself!”
To boost its claims, the supermarket tabloid refers to past statements Thicke has made about addiction, even though old quotes are no evidence that he is currently drinking and doing drugs again. It’s also vaguely alleged the performer had a “vicious fight” with girlfriend April Geary following his dad’s passing. Contends the supposed snitch, “There are real fears Robin may not pull through this… Without his dad around to help him, Robin may be a lost cause.
Gossip Cop sometimes think the National Enquirer is a lost cause, what with its sensational tales and salacious fabrications. We already busted the magazine’s sister outlet RadarOnline for falsely claiming Thicke was drunk at his dad’s funeral. At the time that was published, the funeral hadn’t even taken place yet.
That’s the kind of accuracy, or lack thereof, we’re dealing with here. A rep for Thicke exclusively told Gossip Cop that the drinking claim was “100 percent false,” and his spokesperson also confirms the relapse claims are inaccurate, too. Shame on both outlets for trying to capitalize on the family’s tragedy with exploitative articles that aren’t even true.