Robert Downey, Jr.: Tales of Substances and Success to Air on Velvet Channel

He’s a Hollywood A-lister whose fame and success have recently been soaring to great new heights, but when it comes to where Robert Downey, Jr. came from, make no mistake that a winding journey stood before all the well-earned acclaim.

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Robert Downey, Jr.’s past was one of whirlwind romances and downward spirals, from dealing with love-hate relationships to his famous substance abuse problems that seemed almost never-ending. His continuous love affairs with women and with drugs landed him in rehabilitation centers and jail cells. Looking at where he was way back then, nobody would have thought that the actor’s turbulent life was headed anywhere close to where it is now.

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Take a closer look into a story of what a man once was and how he arrived at what he has become. Catch the story of Robert Downey, Jr. and the journey he took on Velvet (SkyCable channel 54 and Cablelink channel 224), airing on Thursday (June 27) at 7:00 p.m. For updates, follow @VelvetChannel on Twitter and like

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