New Delhi: Ben Affleck on Thursday released an official statement regarding his alcohol addiction and his dedication in seeking out medical treatment for his illness. Ben posted an Instagram statement revealing that he has completed a forty day stay at a rehab centre.
“This week I completed a forty day stay at a treatment centre for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care,” Affleck wrote in his post.
Batman actor expressed his gratitude towards people who have supported him to overcome the alcohol addiction.
“The support I have received from my family, colleagues, and fans means more to me than I say. It’s given me strength and support to speak about my illness with others”.
The actor revealed that “battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle”. Additionally, he thanked people across social media – who helped the actor to take a motivational move.
“So many people have reached out on social media spoken about their own journeys with addiction. To those people, I want to thank you. Your strength is inspiring and is supporting me in ways I don’t think was possible. It helps to know, I am not alone” he added.
After getting out from the alcohol addiction, Ben feels “If you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure.”
Ben Affleck is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Let’s take a look at how netizens reacted to Affleck’s revelation:
Ben Affleck’s statement on his struggle with alcohol addiction is truly inspiring. pic.twitter.com/evxwThYd4M
— Walt (@UberKryptonian) October 4, 2018
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) October 2, 2018
Ben Affleck Said He Went To Rehab For Alcohol Addiction To Fight "For Myself And My Family" pic.twitter.com/ZSzP7ErJt2
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— Suryakant Borawake (@suryaab987) October 5, 2018
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— Mark Mantra (@meditaudios) October 5, 2018