Cirque Du Soleil Performer Shares How He Overcame His Addiction Battle in New Documentary: VIDEO

Joe Putignano

Gymnast and contortionist for Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM Joe Putignano has a new book coming out called Acrobaddict. Unfortunately, it's not about Putignano's love for gymnastics, but instead about his life as a heroin addict and how he overcame it. Supplementing his story is a brief documentary on Hulu titled "Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM Voices Joe", which is naturally unembeddable here but can be watched for free on Hulu. In the video Joe recounts how he got into gymnastics, how that led to his heroin addiction, and how a choreographer and his current boyfriend helped pull him out and into a sober second chance at life.

He has also had interviews about his past on Anderson Cooper and CNN, both of which you can watch AFTER THE JUMP…