Famous Hollywood star releases news on addiction rumors, this is so sad…
He is an American actor, and producer who has won several academy awards for his roles in Mystic River and Milk. Many rumors have been flying around about actor Sean Penn, and he has officially confirmed them all.
The rumors stated that his son, 23 year old Hopper Penn was a crystal meth addict. Evening Standard spoke with Hopper and he opened up confirming that all of the rumors were true and that he has been addicted to meth before.
He says that he was doing a lot of other drugs but that meth was the main one that really had a stronghold on his life.
“I was doing a lot of stuff,” the 23-year-old recently told ES Magazine. “But meth was the main one that brought me down.”
He shared the story of how he ended up in rehab saying that it all started when he found himself waking up in the hospital. His father, Sean, looked at him and asked him a question that woke him up inside. Rehab? Or bus bench?
“I went to rehab because I woke up in a hospital and my dad was like, ‘Rehab? Or bus bench?’ I was like, ‘I’ll take the bed.’”
Hopper went on to say that he was glad that he got out when he did. He said that life was nothing to enjoy when he started feeling like he needed the drug to live. I can’t imagine how terrifying this must have been for him and his family.
“Thank God I got out of that because that was the worst time in my life,” he continued. “Because it’s not fun when it gets to a point where you just need it.”
Hopper has officially been out of rehab for three years now, and is recovering. He is staying clean in hopes of launching a career in the acting world like his father. I’m so glad he is doing better!
This must be so scary as a parent…