Bradley Cooper reveals that drug and alcohol addiction almost killed him!
‘The Hangover’ star, 48, in a recent episode of the hit National Geographic series “Running Wild With Bear Grylls: The Challenge,” had an open and honest conversation about the lowest points in his life.
“You definitely had some wild years?” famed survivalist Grylls, 49, asked the Hollywood actor in the rugged canyons of the Wyoming Basin.
“In terms of alcohol and drugs, yeah, but nothing to do with fame,” Cooper said, adding “But I was lucky. I got sober at 29 years old, and I’ve been sober for 19 years. Very lucky.”
This is not the first time that Cooper has spoken about his alcohol and cocaine addiction.
In the past, Coope revealed that he sought comfort in substances after he severed his Achilles tendon and “got fired/quit” the action-thriller series “Alias” in 2003.
In the same episode, Cooper also admitted to Grylls that he almost fell off the wagon again in January 2011 after his father died in his arms of lung cancer.
“I definitely had a nihilistic attitude towards life after, just like I thought ‘I’m going to die,’” Cooper recalled.
“I don’t know, it wasn’t great for a little bit until I thought I have to embrace who I actually am and try to find a peace with that, and then it sort of evened out.”
Well, thankfully Cooper weathered the storm and went on to channel his experiences into directing in the 2018 film “A Star Is Born,” and appearing opposite Lady Gaga in which he played the character of an addict Jackson Maine.
“It made it easier to be able to really enter in there,” Cooper told Grylls about his Oscar-nominated performance in“A Star Is Born.”
“And thank goodness I was at a place in my life where I was at ease with all of that so I could really let myself go.
“I’ve been very lucky with the roles I’ve had to play. It’s been a real blessing. I hope I get to keep doing it,” he added.
Cooper will next be seen in the already controversial Netflix film “Maestro”.