Ben Affleck Stumbles in Halloween Costume and Sparks Issues About His Sobriety


Ben Affleck

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Issues about Ben Affleck‘s sobriety have been raised over a current video displaying him appearing possibly intoxicated whilst celebrating Halloween early.

The 47-year-old actor attended the UNICEF Masquerade Ball in West Hollywood on Saturday, wearing a skull mask. In the clip, posted on TMZ on Sunday, the masked Affleck, who has battled alcoholism for years, embraces a woman close to a parallel parked SUV outdoors the West Hollywood venue. She then leaves and he walks close to the side of the car or truck and loses his balance, stumbling backwards and grabbing onto the car for assistance. He then recovers, walks in the opposite path and ignores inquiries from a paparazzo while generating his way to one more parked SUV, which he enters by way of the back passenger door.

“Sobriety is challenging and elusive for everybody struggling with addiction, and Ben has acknowledged he’s going to slip up from time to time,” a supply told E! News on Sunday. “It was under no circumstances as if this was basically behind him.”

In the summer time of 2018, Affleck underwent therapy for alcohol addiction, marking his third rehab stint in 17 years, just after ex-wife Jennifer Garner staged an intervention. He then continued outpatient therapy.

A year ago, just after finishing his third rehab stint, Affleck had stated in a statement, “Battling any addiction is a lifelong and challenging struggle. Due to the fact of that, a single is under no circumstances seriously in or out of therapy. It is a complete-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my household. So  numerous persons have reached out on social media and spoken about their personal journeys with addiction. To these persons, I want to say thank you. Your strength is inspiring and is supporting me in techniques I did not consider was probable. It aids to know I am not alone. As I’ve had to remind myself, if you have a challenge, finding assistance is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure.”

“With acceptance and humility, I continue to avail myself with the assistance of so numerous persons and I am grateful to all these who are there for me,” he continued. “I hope down the road I can provide an instance to other people who are struggling.”

In March, Affleck talked about his longtime struggle with alcohol addiction on NBC’s These days show.

“It does not seriously bother me to speak about alcoholism and becoming an alcoholic. It really is portion of my life,” he told co-host Hoda Kotb.. “It really is one thing that I deal with. It does not have to sort of subsume my entire identity and be every little thing, but it is one thing that you know you have to operate at.”

“I really feel like I had a challenge and I seriously want to address it, and I take some pride in that,” he stated. “It really is about your self, your life, your household, and you know people—we encounter these types of hurdles and we have to deal with them.”

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