After overcoming a crippling drug addiction, actor Tom Hardy says he’s “f–king lucky” to be alive — and we must admit, we’re pretty grateful he’s alive, too!
In a new interview with Essentials magazine, the 37-year-old gets honest about hitting rock bottom with his substance abuse problem.
“I would have sold my mother for a rock of crack,” he told the magazine, per Yahoo! New Zealand.
Tom and his mom, Anne, in 2009.
The Mad Max: Fury Road actor struggled with crack cocaine addiction in his 20s, but has been sober since entering rehab in 2003.
“I was a shameful suburban statistic. I was told, very clearly, ‘You go down that road, Tom, you won’t come back. That’s it. All you need to know,’” he explained.
“And that message stayed with me clearly for the rest of my days. I am f–king lucky to be here, to be honest.”
He credits his relationship with his wife, Charlotte Riley — whom he married last July after six years together — for helping him stay sober and on track.
“My wife is an actor, so she sort of gets it. She’s just a very kind person,” he gushed. “I’m very lucky.”
Tom and his wife, Charlotte.