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Bradley Cooper Reveals Addiction Struggles to 'THR'

Bradley Cooper Reveals Addiction Struggles to 'THR'

Bradley Cooper shows off his biceps on the cover of the September 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

Here is what the 37-year-old The Words actor had to share with the mag:

On his struggles with addiction before sobering up at age 29: “I don’t drink or do drugs at all… Being sober helps a great deal. I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor – like ‘Hey, look how tough I am!’ And I came up, and blood dripped down. And then I did it again. I spent the night at St. Vincent’s Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up… I was so concerned what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day. I always felt like an outsider. I just lived in my head. I realized I wasn’t going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me. I thought, ‘Wow, I’m actually gonna ruin my life; I’m really gonna ruin it.”

Hangover director Todd Phillips on Bradley: “He is ridiculously different in real life… People think he is just playing a version of himself, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. He is very vulnerable – insecure is not the right word – and that character is just straight-up confident. And there’s a warmth about him you would never know.”

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  • Creed

    wow. I never expected that from him. Good for him on speaking about it when he was ready to

  • JJ

    Does anyone else find him even more incredibly sexy for not drinking at all anymore. Plus the fact that he admitted what he went through makes him look even better. But I think a sober man is a sexy man lol

  • Tony

    He’s so beautiful, with dreamy eyes!

  • Samantha Luciano

    Just hearing about this makes me love him even more. Not for his looks, but for speaking out on his addictions.

  • Shannon Rutherford

    I know he is actually nice but for some reason he still comes across douchey, dunno.

  • Iheattbsb

    @JJ: That’s bec women are demented and I like bad boys gone good.

  • Juicy Lucy

    To me, Brad has always been sexy. Glad to know that his addictions are a thing of the past.

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  • http://Comcast Pat

    IL loved him with Rene Z. They were such a cute couple

  • KissThis

    I LOVE Bradley… Amazing man. Honest, sensitive, talented. A girl could not ask for more.

  • jessi

    lo amo y espero que sea muy feliz . Ojala todas sus peliculas sean un exitooooooooooooo

  • Eloise

    He said he hurt himself deliberately when he was drunk. I have heard of people who are drunk hurting themselves by walking into objects, falling over etc, but not hurting themselves deliberately.