It’s the news his mom so desperately wanted to hear in her final moments alive.
On the eve of the anniversary of Farrah Fawcett’s death, her troubled son, Redmond O’Neal, has declared he is sober and the judge overseeing his rehabilitation agrees.
O’Neal told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview he was doing well.
“I’m doing very well in sober living,” said the 24-year-old, who was arrested in December on drug charges while on a 24-hour pass from a drug rehab in Pasadena, California.
“I go to out patient treatment four times a week and I will be getting a job once I get out of sober living.”
Looking healthy and clear eyed, O’Neal — the son of Farrah and Ryan O’Neal — asked the court for permission to see his ailing grandfather.
Farrah’s father, James, 92, lives in Texas.
While Judge Michael Tynan deferred his decision until he had spoken to impact, the sober living program where Redmond lives, he said if it were an emergency, he could grant the visit to his grandfather by phone.
O’Neal is scheduled to successfully complete the court ordered drug treatment program and graduate on August 12, 2010.
O’Neal was ordered into rehab last September after his prison stint which stemmed from his arrest for possession of a controlled substance.
He was ordered to complete one year in treatment at the residential rehab and was also placed on three years probation.
If O’Neal successfully completes terms of his probation, his criminal record will be expunged.
His next court date is July 22, 2010.