There was once a time when Hollywood star Ben Affleck became a little bit of a laughing-stock in the acting industry, with a string of terrible movies, which also saw the actor giving some rotten performances on the big screen. However, Ben has always been a talented star, be it writing, directing, or acting, and he is now considered one of the biggest and best stars in the business today.
With that in mind, and with his career at the best point it has probably ever been, it was surprising to learn that Ben Affleck has been going through a bit of a battle with alcoholism in recent years. Now, Ben has taken to his official Facebook page, where he has shared his battle with his fans and followers, letting them know just how far he has come.
The post read, "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."
The post continued, "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."
It is always good to see the human side of a superstar and, while it is not the best news in the world, we are glad to see that Ben has been taking the positive steps and is looking ahead to a much happier future.