Anthony Hopkins is celebrating a milestone — 45 years of sobriety.
On Tuesday, the Oscar-winning actor, 82, who has delighted fans with quirky videos on Instagram, shared an inspirational post talking honestly about his journey to recovery.
Noting that 2020 has been a tough year “full of grief and sadness,” “The Two Popes” star revealed that 45 years ago he received a “wake up call.”
“I was headed for a disaster,” he explained. “I was drinking myself to death. I’m not preachy but I got a message, a little though that said, ‘Do you want to live or die?’ And I said, ‘I want to live’ and suddenly the relief came.”
The Welsh-born thespian urged his followers to “hang in there.”
“You young people, don’t give up, just keep in there, just keep fighting. Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”