For the first time, since his admission into the rehabilitation centre, actor Ben Affleck has broken his silence, saying battling addiction is a "lifelong and difficult struggle."
Taking to his social media account, the actor posted a lengthy statement writing, "Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family."
Here's the post!
Thanking fans and family for the good wishes he has received while in treatment, Affleck added, "So many people have reached out on social media and spoken about their own journeys with addiction.
He further said
"For all those people, I want to say thank you. Your strength is inspiring and is supporting me in ways I didn't think was possible. It helps to know I am not alone. As I've had to remind myself, if you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure."
The 46-year-old concluded saying"With acceptance and humility, I continue to avail myself with the help of so many people and I am grateful to all those who are there for me. I hope down the road I can offer an example to others who are struggling."
The actor is a two time Oscar winner and entered a rehabilitation center for the third time and has been under treatment and supervision since then. Ben Affleck was first admitted to a rehab in 2001, after which in 2017, he revealed that he had overcome his addiction. However, in December 2017, he once again visited the rehab and is permitted to leave the facility during the day. Reportedly, the actor quite often keeps visiting his home in Los Angeles. As per media reports, the 'Justice League' actor showed massive improvement in his health conditions and looked better and healthier.
(With inputs from ANI)
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