Anthony Hopkins celebrates 45 years of sobriety, encourages those who suffer to stay strong

by Jenny Mount · Dec 30th, 2020 4:17 pm

Last Updated Dec 31st, 2020 at 4:14 am

Sir Anthony Hopkins sent a hopeful message to those struggling with alcoholism as he celebrates 45 years of sobriety.

"45 years ago today, I had a wake-up call," the actor said in a video on Twitter. "I was heading for disaster drinking myself to death. I got a message, a little thought, that said, ‘Do you want to live or die?' and I wanted to live."

Hopkins admitted that he has "off days" and sometimes "doubt," but he encouraged people who suffer with alcoholism to stay strong.

"Today is the tomorrow you were so worried about yesterday," said Hopkins. "You young people, just keep in there. Don't give up, just keep fighting, be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid."

Hopkins said that 2021 will be the "best year".


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