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How Tom Hardy Overcame His Crack Addiction To Become A Hollywood Star

May 21, 2015 2 min read

Addiction can plague anyone. It doesn't care who you are or where you live. It can take a hold of you & make you feel like it is never letting go. But that wasn't the case for Mad Max star Tom Hardy. He has overcome his addiction, having been clean since 2003. At 37, Hardy is thankful that he was able to put his troubles behind him as he is enjoying the prime of his acting career. Despite having an affluent upbringing in a London suburb, trouble found Hardy. In an interview with Yahoo! New Zealand, Hardy reveals just how deep the addiction had taken root. He admitted that there were times when drugs were more important than his family. He says, "I would have sold my mother for a rock of crack. I was a shameful suburban statistic." It wasn't long before he started to lose control of his life. When his appearance and behaviour started to change, people started to notice something wasn't right. He said:
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.
Hardy hit rock bottom when he came to in a hotel room in a pool of his own blood and vomit. He used this as the impetus he needed and in 2003 checked himself into rehab. He said:
I was told very clearly, ‘You go down that road, Tom, you won’t come back. That’s it. All you need to know’. And that message stayed with me clearly for the rest of my days. I am f*cking lucky to be here, to be honest.
Today, Hardy is married and has a child and a very buzz worthy acting career. He knows that giving up an addiction isn't easy and that every day is a struggle but he has come to see that his life is more important than his fix. No matter the struggles you are facing, you can beat them, too.

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