Ben Affleck Seemed to Be Intoxicated at Halloween Party After Celebrating 1 Year of Sobriety
Actor Ben Affleck appeared drunk as he left the UNICEF masquerade ball at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood on Saturday, October 26, Us Weekly reported. The Justice League star attended the event wearing a dark purple suit with a black button-down shirt with a white skull mask over his face. But as he was leaving the Halloween party, the 47-year-old seemed to have a hard time keeping his balance as he waited for his ride, according to video footage obtained by TMZ.
In the clip, Ben stood in front of a black SUV with his arms wrapped around a mystery blonde woman. Ben leaned on her as she seemed to try to locate their driver. When she walked away, Ben seemed to not be able to stand up on his own and he stumbled toward the street. Then he stumbled backward, almost falling backward until he grabbed onto the back of the SUV. After he regained his balance, he walked toward his ride and got into the backseat. A rep for Ben did not immediately respond to In Touch‘s request for comment.
Ben’s appearance in public comes just hours after he reflected on his sobriety in an Instagram message, where he confirmed he is back on the dating scene while promoting a good cause. “HA, you got me. I’m dating. But let’s be serious for a moment and talk about something that is actually important. I have been in recovery for over a year and part of that is helping out others. @themidnightmission is an incredible organization that helps those in need with housing, training, development and recovery. I’m making a donation today because there are people battling addiction every day that don’t have the resources and need help,” he wrote on Saturday, October 26.
The Gone Girl actor has had a long journey in his sobriety journey, but he just celebrated one year sober in August 2019. Last August, Ben entered rehab for a third time, to seek treatment for alcohol addiction. In October 2018, the Good Will Hunting alum shared an emotional update in a statement with fans after rehab.
“Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment,” Ben explained at the time. “It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family. So many people have reached out on social media and spoken about their own journeys with addiction. To those people, I want to say thank you. Your strength is inspiring and supporting me in ways I didn’t think was possible. It helps to know I am not alone.”
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