Anthony Hopkins marks 45 years of sobriety after nearly ‘drinking myself to death’


Veteran movie and stage actor Anthony Hopkins on Wednesday marked 45 years of sobriety and shared a message of hope particularly aimed in direction of the youthful viewers members with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

The Oscar winner took to Twitter to share a one-minute video, wherein he urged folks to “hang in there” amid the raging coronavirus pandemic that scarred the 12 months that was.

“It’s been a tough year, full of grief and sadness for many, many people. Forty-five years ago today, I had a wake-up call. I was heading for disaster drinking myself to death. I got a little message that said: ‘Do you want to live or die?’ and I wanted to live,” Hopkins mentioned.

The actor, who has drawn Oscar buzz for his titular position within the display adaptation of Florian Zeller’s The Father, mentioned for the reason that aid got here life has been “amazing”, peppered with some off days and bits of doubt.

“All in all, I say hang in there. Today is the tomorrow you were so worried about yesterday. You, young people, don’t give up, just keep in there. Just keep fighting, be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid,” he mentioned.

Hopkins, who turns 83 on Thursday, ended the video wishing everybody a Happy New Year and hoped 2021 can be higher.


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