Since Ben Affleck got into rehab for treatment, we haven’t heard from him, but finally, he speaks out for the first time.
On Wednesday the actor posted a statement on his Instagram that reads “This week I completed a forty day stay at a treatment centre for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care. The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to me than I can say. It’s given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others.”
The statement continued “Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment,” Ben explained. “It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family. So many people have reached out on social media and spoken about their own journeys with addiction. To those people, I want to say thank you. Your strength is inspiring and is supporting me in ways I didn’t think was possible. It helps to know I am not alone. As I’ve had to remind myself, if you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure.”
Affleck concluded by adding that “With acceptance and humility, I continue to avail myself with the help of so many people and I am grateful to all those who are there for me. I hope down the road I can offer an example to others who are struggling.”
Ben got into rehab on the twenty-second of August after Jennifer Garner who is about to finalise her divorce from the actor intervened at his home in the Pacific. A close source disclosed that Affleck “asked her to take him [to rehab] and she wanted to be there for him.”
Days after Ben checked into the rehabilitation facility, he was seen outside the premises, but according to an insider, the father-of-three “travels to and from inpatient to work out. Affleck is accompanied by his coach and therapist.”
During Ben’s stay in rehab, his was visited by Shauna Sexton who he dated for a while.
According to information, a close source shared exclusively with E! News “He is trying very hard to work on himself and get to the bottom of his addiction. He is dedicated to staying longer which is a very positive development. Ben is taking strides to better himself and is hopeful for the future. He is taking advantage of getting help and is happy with the way it is going.”
we are glad Ben is making an effort to become a better man, and we hope t