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J.D. Rooney Reveals He Is Sober And Not Transitioning


Rascal Flatts’ J.D. Rooney posted on X Wednesday (January 3rd), and opened up about why he’s been so quiet on social media.

The country star set aside the rumors that he’s been transitioning to a woman, writing, “There have been so many rumors and opinions thrown around about me – but I’m finally healthy and ready for t he world. And NO, I’m not transitioning to be a woman. That thought has never entered my mind. Nothing against the trans community whatsoever but I needed to set the record straight.”

Instead, Rooney began seeking treatment for his alcohol addiction after a serious drunk driving accident in September 2021. He added, “My life has been changed forever – and I’m grateful for the change. I’ve been sober for almost 28 months come this Jan. 13th.”