Anthony Hopkins, like Brad Pitt, recently celebrated a personal milestone. Page Six says the actor took his bill this week to talk about his achievement of going without drugs and alcohol for the past 45 years. The 82-year-old Oscar winner delighted fans when he went to his IG to talk about his journey of sobriety.
According to Hopkins, 2020 was a difficult year for many people around the world because it was “full of grief and sorrow.” It reminded him of the time when he received a wake-up call over 45 years ago, the actor noted.
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Hopkins claims he was headed for catastrophe if he didn’t get comfortable. Hopkins admitted that he ‘drank himself to death’ when he was a much younger man, and he had to get past it or he might have died.
As to how he came to the realization, Anthony says that one day he had a thought, “do you want to live or die?” After thinking about it for a moment, Hopkins told himself he wanted life and not death. The actor went on to say that it was then that he realized he needed to stop drinking. There was a sense of “relief” that came over him after he realized it.
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Hopkins urged his fans and followers to continue the good fight for the new year. As mentioned above, Hopkins, like other actors in the industry, has struggled with alcoholism, including the aforementioned Brad Pitt, who reportedly fought alcohol during his divorce from Angelina Jolie.
Sources have even argued that Brad’s drinking problem was at the heart of their split. Since then, several outlets have reported that Brad is no longer drinking; he no longer drinks at all. This wouldn’t be the first time the connection between Brad and Anthony has been made.
About a year ago, Brad and Anthony did an interview where they touched on the movie they were working on together, Meet Joe Black. The 55-year-old and 81-year-old actors explained how they both used alcohol to avoid dealing with their emotions.