Affleck: I’m out of rehab for addiction to alcohol
BEN AFFLECK has revealed he recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.
The US actor and director said in a Facebook post that he had dealt with addiction in the past and it was something he ‘will continue to confront’.
The 44-year-old wrote: ‘I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help.’
Affleck also praised his ex Jennifer Garner, thanking her for caring ‘for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do’.
The pair separated and announced their plans to divorce in 2015.
‘This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery,’ he added.
The Armageddon star was in rehab for alcohol addiction in 2001.
He recently stepped away from directing The Batman after almost a year in the job, but is still expected to take the lead role.
Author: Ann Jones