Monday 25 March, 2019

Affleck thanks family after treatment for alcohol addiction

In a statement posted to his official Instagram page, Hollywood actor Ben Affleck says he has spent 40 days at a treatment centre, and is still in outpatient care.

The 46-year-old actor thanked his "family, colleagues and fans" for their support, adding "it's given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others."

The statement continued, "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."

Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner separated in April 2017. Together they have three children, Violet, Serafina, and Samuel.

 

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