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Mel Gibson Celebrates

I'M 5 YEARS SOBER!

8/1/2011 1:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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It's been FIVE YEARS since Mel Gibson's infamous 2006 DUI arrest -- and sources close to the actor tell TMZ, he's been off the sauce ever since ... and celebrated the sobriety milestone with friends last week.

Mel was arrested on July 28, 2006 -- and from that day forward ... we're told he hasn't taken a sip of booze.

Mel and some buddies commemorated the occasion last Friday -- and the actor is telling friends ... even though it's been a rough couple years, he's ultimately grateful for his arrest that fateful night.

Time really flies.

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Alicia    

He still drinks fluids, just not alcohol you idiots

993 days ago
17.

KnuckleDragger    

Good onya, Mel. Quitting alcohol is easy. It's living with that person you were that made you drink that's tough.

993 days ago
18.

gemini81    

YAAAYYY!! Team Mel have something to live for again, yaaayyy!!! Life is complete once again...dislike away, ladies.

993 days ago
19.

Office14    

He's a huge douche but I've got close to 5 yrs and I know how tough it is-at least his daughter will be better off for it

993 days ago
20.

MoonDust    

He is as sober as Lindsay Lohan. He just hasn't been caught yet.

993 days ago
21.

Kari    

He seems to still have the "alcoholic personality"--his anger, rages, out of control behavior.

993 days ago
22.

Cujeaux    

If you believe that, Mel has some futures in a green energy company he would like to sell you.

993 days ago
23.

Paul    

So he never drank any of these times?

http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/16/mel-gibson-party-skybar-mondrian-hotel-hollywood-sunset-strip/

http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/27/mel-gibson-hollywood-club-video-colony-nightclub-no-contest/2/

http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/28/mel-gibson-nightclub-photos-colony-hollywood-bar-table-bottle-gallery/

993 days ago
24.

Jay     

Way to do your reaseach Paul

993 days ago
25.

yo    

Mel is a complete liar just like Lindsay.

They both spew fake PR and are active addicts and drunks.

993 days ago
26.

TMZgossip    

“Eyebrows shot up when Mel Gibson walked into an AA meeting near his Malibu home, stumbled over a row of seats and crash-landed atop them. “He was falling, tripping and clearly off balance,” said a source. “It was an embarrassing moment.” Later that evening, Mel stumbled into a petite woman, knocking her off balance. “And he didn’t even apologize!” said the source. “He looked so out of it.”

993 days ago
27.

Lena    

Soooo....he made those disgusting rants to the mother of his youngest child when he was stone cold sober?!?!?!? Disgusting.

993 days ago
28.

azlee    

gossip, that was reported in 2007, which would be 4 years and not 5 but I thought after that story it was found out that it was a screw up report.

trying to remember all of it, but still.

993 days ago
29.

Jackie    

hmm....weird...coz i haven't been on this site for 5 years to know he's sober. EPIC FAIL.

993 days ago
30.

Sapphyre    

Now that he's sober has anyone tried to play him the tapes? Get him a drink first before you do.

993 days ago
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