On 60 Minutes, Ted Kennedy’s son Patrick Kennedy is breaking the Kennedy code of silence. The former Congressman Patrick Kennedy is talking about the alcoholism and addiction that has plagued his family. During an interview with 60 Minutes‘ Lesley Stahl, Kennedy reveals details including how he used to pour vodka in Poland Springs bottles and how he put oxycontin in Bayer aspirin bottles.
Patrick Kennedy isn’t just talking about his past troubles – he’s addressing his father’s troubles too – and has written a book about them — A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction. The book cover features a photo of father and son. Not all of the Kennedys are thrilled with Patrick’s decision to speak out. “They’re angry,” the former representative says to Stahl. A Common Struggle is a #1 New Release on Amazon. Kennedy’s interview with Stahl will air on 60 Minutes on October 4 at 7pm on CBS.