84-year-old actor, Anthony Hopkins, has been impressing fans with his dynamic performances and longevity in the film industry.
However, it is not a secret that his journey to a fulfilling old age has not been without struggles. The actor has been battling alcohol addiction for almost half of his life.
On the eve of the new year, Hopkins took to his personal blog to share a message of hope and inspiration with his fans.
In his post, he emphasized the importance of taking responsibility for one’s life, and how this ability ultimately saved him from the grip of addiction.
Hopkins revealed that he has been keeping a vow of sobriety for 47 years, but acknowledged that at the most critical moment, alcohol had taken possession of him, and he was seriously considering the approaching end.
He candidly admitted, “I am an alcoholic, and I know that there are many people among you who are now struggling with this addiction.
I want to tell you, be kind to yourself, be proud of yourself. I understand what you are going through now. 47 years ago, I was in complete despair, until I admitted that something was wrong with me.
I realized that my severe physical and mental condition is alcoholism.”
In his motivational post, Hopkins urged those who are struggling with similar problems to value themselves and not give up.
He shared his own story as an example of how it is possible to overcome addiction and live a fulfilling life.
The actor’s message serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of self-awareness, self-compassion, and the resilience of the human spirit.