(CNSNews.com) – Before he was the CEO of MyPillow, Mike Lindell, was addicted to cocaine, but he said he was delivered from his addiction through “divine intervention.
During an interview Friday with “Fox & Friends,” Lindell said the idea for the MyPillow invention came from God.
“It came from a dream from God. I mean it. I had a dream when I first dreamt up the name MyPillow, I wrote them all over the table, all over the kitchen. My 10-year-old daughter comes upstairs. She goes, 2:00 in the morning, she goes, what are you doing? I go, I'm going to invent this pillow. It’s going to change the world. She grabbed her glass, she goes, it’s really random, Dad,” Lindell said.
“Because she must have known that you could do anything, because you did overcome opioid addiction,” Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade said.
“Well it was crack cocaine, and that was nine years later. That was January 16th, 2009,” Lindell said.
Asked how he kicked his cocaine habit, Lindell said, “It was God. It was a divine intervention, and I knew, MyPillow was such, it was just a platform for a much bigger thing, and that day, it wasn't that traditional bottom. I mean sure I didn’t have any money and stuff, but I knew my calling was going to be gone – the calling that I had. I knew that was going to shut, and someone else was going to be chosen.
“I woke up the next day, I said, ‘okay God, if I’m going to do this big platform, I want to be freed of the desires for all these drugs. I woke up the next day, and it was something’s different. It was gone, but I did-- two months later though I did go to a faith-based treatment center through our church, and I found out why I was an addict in the first place, and that’s a big part of what my book comes through. It’s gonna help so many people,” he said.
When asked why he was an addict, Lindell said, “The addiction comes from - I don't believe it’s a disease. I believe it comes from wounds - childhood, fatherlessness, all these things, trauma. You veterans can be traumatized later. These things manifest into addictions.
“And you’ve recovered, and your heart is whole, and only in America can this happen to somebody, right?” Fox News host Steve Doocy said.
“The book is, ‘What Are the Odds - From Crack Addict to CEO,’ Lindell said.
“You always wear the cross. I love that. You even put it usually – Ainsley Earhardt said.
“I always put it on the outside, except for when I’m wearing a tie,” Lindell said.
“I’ve never slept on a pillow until I met this MyPillow. Now I have them on every single bed literally in my house. I love them. Thank you,” Earhardt said.
“When I sold the first ones, and I was turned down everywhere. When I sold them people came back to tell me the next day, it’s the best product,” Lindell said.