Chet Hanks says he's cleaning up his act — for real this time!
The youngest son of Oscar-winner Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson opened up about his past drug abuse and time in rehab in a series of 11 videos posted to Instagram on Wednesday.
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The 25-year-old wanted to clear up recent reports that he had gone missing, admitting that he was in fact in rehab:
"I've been in rehab. I've been trying to get my sh*t together, and I'm doing pretty damn good … I just really had to take a look at myself and my life and the way sh*t was going and all the crazy stupid sh*t I was doing and just finally admit to myself that it wasn't working."
Good for him!!
The musician, who used to go by Chet Haze, revealed last year that he has been battling a cocaine addiction since he was 16 years old. Over the summer, it got worse than it's ever been:
"A couple months ago I was selling coke and doing coke until I couldn't even snort it up my nose anymore because it was so clogged. I even smoked crack. If I can change, you can change. There is a solution."
So, so sad! But we are happy to see him facing his demons once and for all — we hope it works this time!
In one of his confessions, he shared that his past has caused major challenges for him:
"It's been a long journey discovering who I am. Because all the pressures that I've dealt with in my life – you know, being the son of my dad and everything. Just trying to find where I fit in."
Chet also brought up the controversy over his use of the N-word, that even caused Instagram to temporarily shut down his account:
"I know a lot of y'all kinda understood the point I was trying to make, but the truth is it's not my place to speak on that. And I'm genuinely sorry for the people I offended."
In a final message thanking his friends and family for their support, he wrote:
"I only say this to show y'all how real it is, not to glorify anything I've done. There's nothing glorious about bringing yourself closer to death and prison with each day of active addiction. I'm just giving y'all the raw realness to let y'all know that this shit here really is not a game. It's life or death. And the solution is Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and the surrendering of your will and your life over to a Higher Power of your own understanding."
Ch-ch-check out his most telling admissions (below)!
Wow! Sounds like Chet is on the right path to recovery, and we wish him the best!!
[Image via Instagram.]
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