On his personal Facebook page, 44 year old actor Ben Affleck revealed on Tuesday that he has an alcohol addiction, having just recently underwent rehab treatment.
I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step. I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.
Though he and his wife, Jennifer Garner, announced a split in June 2015, it was recently reported the two are working on reconciliation. They have three children: Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8 and Samuel, 5.
Affleck’s next flick Justice League, about the superhero collective, is due in theaters November 17.