Gerard Butler Opens Up About Rehab To 'Men's Journal'
Here’s what the 42-year-old actor had to share with the mag:
On entering rehab: “When you hear the word rehab, you think, ‘He’s a mess, he’s f–ked up.’ But I’m glad I did it. I’ve made a s–tload of wrong decisions in my life. But I know I’ve made some right ones as well.”
On why he chose rehab: “I haven’t had a drink in 15 years. I was actually taking a minimal amount [of pills] when I went in. It was more about becoming a mental warrior and not letting pain bother you. The [instructor] would say, ‘I don’t want to hear about your f–king MRIs or your f–king X-rays…Let’s learn how to say to the pain, ‘F–k you.”
On a wave almost killing him during Chasing Mavericks: “We saw it coming half a mile away. But there was nothing you could do. It just went on and on. It was absolutely terrifying. You know how people say you get a sense of peace?I didn’t experience that. It was violent.”
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