Status: 22.09.2023, 07:17 a.m.
By: Jana Stabner
On Instagram, the comedian shares a sepia picture of himself in front of a soda shop. True fans immediately know why they can congratulate him.
We can not only look forward to Kurt Krömer's holiday. The comedian, actor and podcast host has something to celebrate, namely a very special day: he's been dry for 13 years, so he doesn't drink alcohol anymore. Because Krömer is just as open about his alcohol abuse as these ten celebrities, he publicly stands by this anniversary.
"My name is Kurt Krömer and I am now exactly 13 years dry alcoholic," the 48-year-old writes on Instagram on Monday, September 18, 2023. In addition, the Berliner shares a sepia picture of himself in front of a beverage store. In his book "You must not believe everything you think", Kurt Krömer talks about his therapy and how he secretly lived with addiction for years.
|Pen name||Kurt Krömer|
|Real name||Alexander Bojcan|
|Date of birth||20 November 1974|
|Place of birth/place of residence||Berlin|
|Occupation||Comedian, actor and author|
|Books||A trip to where no one really wants to go: A visit to Afghanistan (2013), You mustn't believe everything you think (2022)|
|TV formats (selection)||The Kurt Krömer Show, Chez Krömer, LOL: Last One Laughing|
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Kurt Krömer on his alcohol addiction, depression and impotence
In Krömer's book on depression, which took first place in the book charts, his past alcohol addiction is a regular topic. Including all the side effects that came with it. In one chapter of his biography, Krömer talks about what it felt like to be impotent.
The constant brooding over his problems blocked him, Krömer says in his book. "Stress-induced impotence" is what it was called. At that time, the doctor advised Krömer to go to therapy. In retrospect, probably the best decision Krömer could have made: With the knowledge of the problems and the prescribed exercises, the impotence subsided. It wasn't until years later that he was diagnosed with alcohol addiction and depression – today he understands how it all is connected.
Also in his podcast "Feelings", Kurt Krömer addresses taboo topics. Often it is about toxic masculinity and gender roles. He talks to former ESC winner Lena Meyer-Landrut about shedding tears – as a man. "I publicly admit that I cry when something is sad," says Krömer in the 33rd podcast episode and admits to sitting in front of the TV crying more often during his favorite series "This is us".
In the podcast, Kurt Krömer (right) reveals that he cries "so many times in a row" during his favorite series that it is no longer normal. But he stands by it. (left symbolic image) © Zoonar/IMAGO,Fotostand/IMAGO