We really respect Will Arnett's honesty.
Just a weeks before Will's new Netflix comedy Flaked is to premiere, the actor opened up about his struggles with alcohol dependency. Apparently the comedian has battled his alcoholism ever since he split from Amy Poehler back in 2009.
While Arnett was able to curb his vice for a few years, he admitted to recently lapsing during a "difficult period" in his life. Considering the father of two has made some questionable career choices since Arrested Development and has been unlucky in love, we understand why he'd feel this way.
To make matters even more interesting, W.A. explained that he role in Flaked (he plays a alcoholic pretending to be sober), mirrored his life way too closely:
"It became this tough, uncomfortable process. And because I was putting a lot of stuff about my own life in there, I noticed it really starting to affect my mood and my behavior. As I was writing all this sh*t and I start shooting it, I started getting confused about where I was at. Hardly anybody knows this, but I started drinking again."
Wow. What a shocking admission.
Luckily for Will he's back in meetings and is now a few months sober:
"I described it at a meeting recently like a whistle off in the distance for a train you know is coming for you. It was a bummer, but it happens. And for me, it happened as easily as it had[the first time: It was right there. I was filled with shame."
The best part about the funny man's path back to sobriety is that it was motivated by his two adorable sons:
"I just know where this path goes, and it's a dead end. I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but I'm smart enough to know that this is not where I want to live. And I'm a dad now, a parent first and foremost."
So true! You always have to be their for your kids!
Congrats on your newfound sobriety Mr. Arnett and we hope you stay on track!
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