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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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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

piggy: the point is: EVEN Ox said he wasn't drinking.

1094 days ago
92.

k    

you guys or radaronline just showed mel drunk and almost falling down within the last two months. don't you guys check your on archives

1094 days ago
93.

2idiots    

Cool Bunny - REMEMBER EVERYTHING OG SAYS IS A LIE so dont use her words NOW! REMEMBER THEY"RE LIES!

1094 days ago
94.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Someone quick call the police and tell them all they eed to do is take a picture of someone to know if they are really drunk or not! No need for expensive testing equipment or training or anything! A camera will do the job 100% correctly!

PFT! THINK about what you are saying!

1094 days ago
95.

emerald    

2idiots Well I guess that means that Sasha DEFINITELY didn't hurt his hand/arm by slipping then doesn't it hm? Your rationale after all lol!

K Actually EVEN ROL reported that it was a he was trying to a void a pap and slipped, he was NOT drunk and actually drove away!! Lol!! He had not been drinking alcohol inside, that was confirmed by others too lol!
A picture that was edited btw depending on which media outlet you went to, I saw the 1,2,3,4,5,6 action: He's spotted, followed, he tried to avoid the pap, slipped, turned and went to his car and drove off lol!! Just wish I remembered which outlet published them lol!!

Sam Night have a good one hugs!

1093 days ago
96.

emerald    

phyuck: 34 minutes ago
Being sober really isn't a big deal when you are clearly INSANE.
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It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts.
G.B. Burgin

Not that I'm suggesting or agreeing Mel is mad, crazy or any of the other nutty suggestions lol!

1093 days ago
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2idiots    

Cool Bunny: 35 minutes ago
piggy: the point is: EVEN Ox said he wasn't drinking.
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2idiots: 33 minutes ago
How can she be? Every word that's fallen from her lips (according to those who support Mel) are LIES? So if all she says is lies, perhaps she was lying about that too?
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2idiots: 31 minutes ago
Sorry MEANT to say HOW CAN THAT BE?
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piggy: 29 minutes ago
The point is Mel's faithful fans have accused Oksana of lying about everything under the sun and being pure evil. YET when it serves their needs she's suddenly supposed to be believable? GTFO
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2idiots: 26 minutes ago
Piggy - this is when they'll "dislike" your comment and call you hater and start up with some rubbish about how you try to control this board and run everyone else off
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Cool Bunny: 17 minutes ago
Point is: Ox DOES lie. It's in print and whether you want to believe it or not is your choice--but it IS in print and provable--it takes a whole lot of reading.
Does that mean 'EVERYTHING out of her mouth' is a lie? You'd have to ask her. I have never said that EVERYTHING out of her mouth is a lie.
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@ Fool Bunny - if you read my 1st comment to you it says EVERY WORD THAT HAS FALLEN FROM HER LIPS (ACCORDING TO THOSE THAT SUPPORT MEL) ARE LIES?

Where does that say YOU said EVER WORD? So I guess you are mistaken?

1093 days ago
98.

Debbie    

Good for you Mel

Debbie

1093 days ago
99.

kkg    

Wow. It's amazing the number of venom spews toward what once would have been viewed as a positive story. Not surprising really, given this is a gossip site, and our increasingly derogatory society, but still amazing.


Kathleen

1093 days ago
100.

kkg    

Sobriety is a precarious and precious thing. Anyone who has struggled with it and yet maintains it should be lauded.


Kathleen

1093 days ago
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kkg    

Good night all. Sleep well. Have a marvelous week!

Kathleen

1093 days ago
102.

Aquarianne    

This man was sober when he physically and verbally abused a woman? If so, he's insane and should be put away. Of course the Church of St. Mel the Malevolent will blame the woman for being a female.

1093 days ago
103.

maya    

Aquarianne
We don't blame the woman for being a female, we blame the woman for being a greedy, evil, ungrateful, cruel extortionist.
Just thought I'd clear that up for you.

Maya 28

1093 days ago
104.

Observer    

Congrats Mel!
You've helped a 'Lot' of people beat the demons of alcohol and drugs and it's good to see your helping yourself as well.

Keep up the sobriety and the best in all good you go for!

1093 days ago
105.

Cyberquill    

What about all the nutty phone calls? He was SOBER at the time???

1093 days ago
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