Robert Downey Jr. Praises Son Indio After Cocaine Possession Conviction Is Dismissed

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Robert Downey Jr. took to Facebook on Friday to praise his 22-year-old son Indio, whose felony cocaine possession charge was dismissed this week after he completed a 20-month rehab program.
“Congrats are in order for my firstborn, and I’m proud to oblige,” the Captain America: Civil War star said of his son with first wife Deborah Falconer. “Having braved the crucible of addiction (and pleased the court), his ongoing commitment to recovery continues to inspire and amaze.”

Congrats are in order for my firstborn, and I’m proud to oblige— Having braved the crucible of addiction (and pleased...

Posted by Robert Downey Jr on Friday, March 11, 2016
Indio appeared in a Los Angeles courthouse on Tuesday and addressed Judge Lauren Weis Birnstein about his rehab experience.
"Your honor, I would like to say I am truly grateful for the experience I have had over the past 20 months in recovery," he said. "I've gained so much. I'm so blessed to have my life back. I hope to be an inspiration to others in the future."
Robert also took the opportunity to promote his son’s band, The Dose, in his Facebook message, posting a music video of their song “Cold Hands.”

Congrats are in order for my firstborn, and I’m proud to oblige— Having braved the crucible of addiction (and pleased the court), his ongoing commitment to recovery continues to inspire and amaze… As long as we can remember, Indio has been a musician at heart. In the last several years, with his band mate Ralph Alexander, I’ve witnessed their dedication, consistency, and determination to grow as artists. I’ve also made it my business to be of as little help as possible, as nepotism usually does more harm than good… Just for today, I’m gonna ease up on that. Trust me and give these fine young men a listen: http://bit.ly/TheDoseColdHands #ColdHands The Dose

Posted by Robert Downey Jr on Friday, March 11, 2016
“As long as we can remember, Indio has been a musician at heart,” the actor wrote. “In the last several years, with his band mate Ralph Alexander, I’ve witnessed their dedication, consistency, and determination to grow as artists.”
“I’ve also made it my business to be of as little help as possible, as nepotism usually does more harm than good,” he continued. “Just for today, I’m gonna ease up on that. Trust me and give these fine young men a listen.”