The Eagles’ Joe Walsh gives drink and drugs advice to Australian government

Guitarist says he's been clean for 17 years

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The EaglesJoe Walsh has offered his services as a drink and drugs addiction advisor to the Australian government.

The guitarist says he wants to help Australian Premier of Victoria John Brumby tackle the country’s drug problems by using his own experiences of addiction.

Walsh claims to have been clean and sober for 17 years after battling alcoholism and drug abuse throughout his career.

“I’d love to speak to leaders and politicians in Melbourne, and around Australia, about addiction,” he told the Herald Sun.

“Addiction is a disease and, with help, people can get back to being responsible members of the community. I hope to give your [Australia’s] leaders that message,” he added.

Having completed a North American tour last week, The Eagles are set to hit the road for dates in Australia in December.

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