The new year must be one for healing and new chapters, especially for songstress Keyshia Cole. The 38-year-old took to her Instagram Saturday, Jan. 25, to reveal to fans that her mother, 59-year-old Frankie Lons, checked into a facility to receive treatment.
“My day today. 🥰 happy YOU DECIDED ON YOUR OWN, to check YOURSELF INTO a facility to get treatment,” Cole wrote.
“Its only been two weeks but, I’m trying to be hopeful and optimistic 🙃 Maybe that’s what’ll make THIS TIME different,” she continued.
“This being what YOU WANTED AND NO ONE ELSE…….. Maybe this is the YEAR IN ALL ASPECTS !!!!! GREATNESS 😍😎🥳 #Mom.”
Throughout the years, Cole has been opened about discussing her mother’s battle with substance abuse since Cole was a child.
It was even televised on Cole’s hit reality show “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is,” and her mother and sister’s show, “Frankie and Neffe.”
In August 2018, Lons relapsed, and Cole took to her Instagram, revealing to fans that every time Lons lapses it breaks her heart even more.
“I’m hoping if any of u are dealing with a family member who’s battling with drug addiction, that you, yourself are learning how to cope with the struggle of it all,” Cole added.
“And all the pain it brings to see a loved one constantly relapsing. See them go back to the streets because that’s what they’re used to, or would rather be. I really miss you! And will always love u #FrankTheBank 👑❤️.”
Now that Lons is willingly seeking help, fans sent her and Cole words of love and encouragement.
“Sending your family so much healing, love, and optimism 🌹.”
“Wow, I’m legit so similar I’m many ways. I’m so happy to see this. I’m happy for you and your fam all bs aside you deserve it ima frisco girl n I know the struggle of having addictive parent 🙏🙏🔥🔥🔥😘😘😍😍😍😍.”
“Keyshia, I love love, love the faith that you have in your mom. Frank, the bank, you got this 💪🏽! Your babies and grand babies need you ❤️.”
“All the best to you, Frankie! 💜.”
“Yes, Frankie! We’re rooting for you. 👏🏽.”
“Prayers for your Mama and your family. I feel this .. praying my mom finds her way to get some help 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽.”
Hopefully, Lons will have a successful recovery. For those battling substance abuse or who know someone who is, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA’s National Helpline is 1-800-662-HELP (4357), or text telephone at 1-800-487-4889.
Services provided are referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and is confidential, free, and available 24 hours.