Tom Hanks's son Chet comes clean about his cocaine addiction
IANS, Los Angeles
Updated: Nov 28, 2014 16:39 IST
Actor Tom Hanks's son Chet has revealed that he has a cocaine addiction, and he has "been struggling with substance abuse since 16".
The 24-year-old, who is also known as rapper Chet Haze, has admitted on social media that he recently went to rehab to seek help for his drug problem and has now been sober for 50 days, reports mirror.co.uk.
Speaking in a video message on his Instagram page, he said: "I've been struggling with substance abuse since I was 16 years old. Finally at the age of 24 I decided to get some help. With 50 days of sobriety under my belt, I can honestly say I'm the happiest I've ever been."
Further talking about his rehabilitation, he thanked his family for their support and said he feels "blessed" to be able to overcome his problems.
"I'm thankful for my family and everybody that cares about me, including my fans.I've been blessed with the programmes of AA and NA which allow me to rise above this disease," he wrote in a caption accompanying the video.
"I'm learning to accept my faults and be okay with being human. If anybody that sees this struggles with addiction, feel free to reach out. Thank you all for the love and support! God is real," he added.