Will Arnett Opens Up About His Recent Relapse with Alcohol

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Will Arnett has decided to share his dark story. 

In a candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Arrested Developmentalum opens up about his struggles with sobriety and how his recent relapse happened during the production of his new Netflix show, Flaked. “Hardly anybody knows this, but I started drinking again,” he revealed.

“I started to write this character based on things that I loathed in other people and the sort of injustice of the world,” the actor explained of the show’s plot. “It became this tough, uncomfortable process. And because I was putting a lot of stuff about my own life in there, I noticed it really starting to affect my mood and my behavior.”

However, the 47-year-old insists that he’s been clean for at least a few months now and regularly attends AA meetings. “I just know where this path goes, and it’s a dead end,” Arnett said. “I’m not the smartest guy in the world, but I’m smart enough to know that this is not where I want to live. And I’m a dad now, a parent first and foremost.”

He and his ex-wife Amy Poehlerwho split back in September 2012 — have two sons together, Archie, 7, and Abel, 5. His decision to stay sober has a lot to do with them.

For more from his revealing interview, visit The Hollywood Reporter.