Philip is already working on a new film after bravely admitting that he recently spent a period of time in detox for a drug problem.
Philip Seymour Hoffman revealed that he left a detox facility after kicking his drug abuse problem. Shockingly, Philip admitted to snorting heroin and taking prescription pills.
Philip Seymour Hoffman Admits Drug Problem
The actor, 45, left a detox center on May 24 after being treated for a substance abuse issue that was spiraling out of control. He is now working on a new film in Europe.
Philip had suffered from a drug problem in the past, but has been clean for over 23 years, until he fell off the wagon in 2012. He abused prescription pills and was snorting heroin, he told TMZ.
Thankfully, within a week of falling off the wagon, Philip checked himself into a detox center on the East Coast, where he stayed for ten days.
Philip said that without “a great group of friends and family” he would not have gotten better. Philip, who has three children with his partner Mimi O’Donnell, clearly has a great support system around him.
Philip Seymour Hoffman: One Of The Finest Actors Of His Generation
Philip is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors of this century, and in 2006 he won an Oscar for Capote.
“Mr. Hoffman is one of the finest actors of his generation […] beyond dispute,” said The New York Times of his Broadway performance in Death of A Salesman.
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