Tom Hanks’ Son Chet Admits to Drug Addiction, Rehab: ‘If I Can Change, You Can Change’
Chet Hanks is making great strides in his life and is encouraging others to do the same.
In a series of videos, Chet describes rehabilitative journey as an attempt to “get [his] shit together” and confirms that he’s doing better already.
“I just really had to take a look at myself and my life … and just finally admit to myself that it wasn’t working,”
The rapper says that the only way he knew that he could kick the bad habit was by going cold turkey, giving up drugs and alcohol. He also admits to selling cocaine and smoking crack to the point of bodily harm.
I only say this to show y’all how real it is, not to glorify anything I’ve done. There’s nothing glorious about bringing yourself closer to death and prison with each day of active addiction. I’m just giving y’all the raw realness to let y’all know that this shit here really is not a game. It’s life or death. And the solution is Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and the surrendering of your will and your life over to a Higher Power of your own understanding.
The 25-year-old also apologized for his prior use of the N-word on social media that put him under heavy media scrutiny, admitting that the pressure of a famous family weighs heavy on his desire to fit in.
He ends his series of videos with advice to those who are also facing problems with addiction. “If you’re struggling with this shit, take yourself to a meeting,” he urges. “Call some people.”
Click here to watch the full stream of videos on Chet’s Instagram account.