MUSICIAN AND COMEDIAN, CLEDUS T. JUDD, SHARES HIS RECOVERY STORY WITH RECOVERY POINT WEST VIRGINIA

Huntington, WV – On Friday, November 19, 2021, American musician and comedian, Cledus T. Judd, will share his personal story of battling substance use disorder with Recovery Point West Virginia Program Participants. It will take place at Fairfield East Community Center (2711 8th Ave, Huntington, WV 25703) beginning at 1:00 PM.

Cledus T. Judd is best known for his parodies of popular country songs; he has been called the “Weird Al Yankovic” of country music, and his albums are usually an equal mix of original comedy songs and parodies. He’s toured with Brooks and Dunn to Rascal Flatts, to Toby Keith. He’s had songs recorded by Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry and many others. He has scored numerous accolades and music video hits and translated his comedy successfully to radio and TV where he starred on CMT’s Most Wanted Live as a cohost for 2 years,

USA’s Nashville Star where he co-hosted with Leann Rimes. He also appeared in Toby Keith’s movie, Beer For My Horses, and also starred on VH1’s hit reality show, Celebrity Fit Club where he was a TV favorite.

What many aren’t familiar with is the struggles he faced with drug addiction, specifically using crystal meth and cocaine. He has now been free from drugs for 17 years and recently released song/video “Kid in Trouble,” shedding light on the realities of substance use disorder and mental illness. In less than one week, the video for “Kid in Trouble” accumulated more than 1 million views. 15,000 shares and 1.300 comments on Facebook. Video views have since grown to more than 1.4 million.

Rather than play music for Recovery Point Program Participants, Cledus plans to take the crowd on a journey that will make them laugh and cry. While this is a private event, we invite the media to attend to capture Cledus T. Judd’s inspiring story of hope.

Recovery Point West Virginia is a 501c(3) organization dedicated to bringing recovery to communities by providing a long-term residential recovery program with peer support and life skills training. For more information about Recovery Point West Virginia, please visit http://www.recoverypointwv.org