Ben Affleck has spoken out about his alcohol addiction for the first time.
The actor published a statement on his Facebook page last night, where he revealed details about his problems with alcoholism over the past number of years. Back in 2016 it was announced that he was to divorce from his wife Jennifer Garner, but at the time the details were hazy as to why the couple had split.
The Batman star revealed that he has attended rehab for his problem and has been working with his family and friends to remain sober.
Read his full statement below.
"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. 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."