Anthony Hopkins on Tuesday celebrated 45 years of sobriety with a hopeful message to those afflicted with alcohol and/or substance abuse, especially his younger fans.
The Oscar-winning actor posted a one-minute video message to Twitter in which he offered insight and thoughtfulness.
After acknowledging how difficult 2020 has been for so many people, the film and TV star said, “Forty-five years ago today, I had a wake-up call. I was heading for disaster drinking myself to death,” Hopkins said, adding “I got a little message that said: ‘Do you want to live or die?’ and I wanted to live.”
Hopkins said he has “off days” and sometimes some “doubt,” but stressed to those struggling to be strong.
“Today is the tomorrow you were so worried about yesterday,” Hopkins said. “You young people, just keep in there. Don’t give up, just keep fighting, be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”
The Westwood actor, who turns 83 on Thursday, closed by wishing everyone a Happy New Year and said he was positive that 2021 would be better.
With gratitude, I celebrate 45 years of sobriety. pic.twitter.com/fxzMRGlI4m
— Anthony Hopkins (@AnthonyHopkins) December 29, 2020
Credits: The Hollywood Reporter