Not a drop of alcohol in 45 years. On Tuesday, December 29, Anthony Hopkins surprised his fans by revealing in a rare video that he has been sober for many years now, he who “drank to death” before realizing he was putting his life in danger because of the alcohol. “45 years ago today, I had a wake-up call,” he began in this video unveiled on his Twitter account, two days before his 83rd birthday, specifying that at the time , he was “heading for disaster”.
“I’m not preaching, but I got a message – a little thought that said ‘Do you want to live or die?’ and I said ‘I want to live.’ And suddenly the relief came and life was amazing, “he said. With an open heart, Anthony Hopkins confided in this fight, not easy to overcome, and which caused him some “little doubts”. However, the star of The Silence of the Lambs made a point of delivering a strong message to all those who also fight against alcoholism. “Today is the next day that worried you so much yesterday,” he added, and continued: “You young people: don’t give up. Just stay in there, keep fighting. bold and mighty forces will come to your aid. It has sustained me all my life. “
With gratitude, I celebrate 45 years of sobriety. pic.twitter.com/fxzMRGlI4m
– Anthony Hopkins (@AnthonyHopkins) December 29, 2020
Anthony Hopkins: “The alcohol almost killed me”
Sober since 1975, Anthony Hopkins has also been full of hope for 2021, which he says will be “the best year”, while 2020 has been “a difficult year full of sorrow and sadness for many, many, many. of people”. A new year during which the actor intends to continue not to touch alcohol, he who has never hidden this addiction which has almost cost him his life on several occasions. “Every now and then I would fall asleep while driving. I could cause accidents. The alcohol almost killed me. If I hadn’t stopped drinking, I would be somewhere in Mexico today. at best, under a fence, at worst, buried under a cactus “, he confided.
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