Tom Hardy used drugs years ago and recently admitted that his addiction almost killed him. According to NewsOXY, the Mad Max actor recently opened up about his drug use, and recalls some really scary times in his life. Hitting rock bottom in 2003, Hardy realized that he needed help. It wasn’t until he found himself laying in a pool of blood and his own vomit in a hotel room that he knew he had to go to rehab.
“I would have sold my mother for a rock of crack. I was a shameful suburban statistic. I was told very clearly, ‘You go down that road, Tom, you won’t come back. That’s it. All you need to know.’ That message stayed with me clearly for the rest of my days. I am f***ing lucky to be here.”
Tom Hardy gave up drugs then and has been sober ever since.
According to Star Pulse, Hardy married actress Charlotte Riley last year (he has a 7-year-old son from a previous relationship). He says that he is lucky to have found Riley, whom he calls “very kind.”
Since getting clean, Hardy has had some great success in Hollywood. He says it took him some time, but he finally found his way. Although he has been in a ton of movies over the past decade, he really made a name for himself with his role in Inception. He has since done all different genres of film, from action rom-com This Means War to action-thriller The Dark Knight Rises. Aside from being a great action actor, he’s incredibly easy on the eyes, which is always helpful in show business.
“People didn’t sit up and take any notice of me until I started putting on weight, kicking people and being aggressive! The trouble with Hollywood is that they want you to be something, then they think you’re who they wanted you to be. I’m not a fighter. I’m a petite little bourgeois boy from London.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Hardy’s latest film is getting rave reviews. Film critics seem to be loving the action-packed flick, which co-stars Charlize Theron.
“This madly entertaining new action extravaganza energetically kicks more ass, as well as all other parts of the anatomy, than any film ever made by a 70-year-old — and does so far more skillfully than those turned out by most young turks half his age,” said Todd McCathy of the Hollywood Reporter.
In other Tom Hardy news, the actor recently teamed up with PETA for their “adoption is love” campaign.
— PETA (@peta) April 28, 2015
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