Despite losing the show’s star, MTV revealed this week that it was moving forward with the late DJ AM’s drug addiction reality series, “Gone Too Far,” which is set to premiere next Monday (October 12).
AM (real name: Adam Goldstein) was a recovering drug addict who reportedly died of an overdose last August. Ironically, he was in the middle of production for the upcoming show focusing on drug abuse, in which he sought to help fellow addicts.
Despite the circumstances, the DJ’s family felt it was best to allow the show to air.
“After careful consideration we have decided to air the show,” AM’s family said in a statement released by MTV. “Adam felt strongly that, by doing this series, he could help other addicts who were at a crisis point to get sober. Adam was fully aware that if it were not for his own sobriety, he never would have achieved the level of success and happiness he had found. Helping people in their recovery was a huge part of Adam’s life.
“It is our hope, through airing this show, that people will get to see the side of Adam that we knew and loved, not just the celebrity DJ, but the honest and caring person who gave so much of himself to help others,” the statement continued. “The decision to air the show has been difficult, but we do this with the profound belief that it will inspire others to seek help.”
In a recent interview with MTV in support of the series, AM revealed that at the peak of his drug addiction, he was hooked on crack. During the filming of the show, he walked into a store to buy a crack pipe to show cameras just how easy it was to obtain one. Little did he know, the old feelings were still there.
“I bought a crack pipe … that was my drug of choice. And I walked out and I’m holding it … and then I realized after I was holding it that my palms were sweaty and I was like, ‘Wait a minute, this is not smart for me to be holding this,’ ” the DJ said.
“Gone Too Far” will premiere on Monday (October 12) at 10 p.m.