Tom Hanks' son Chet Hanks reveals substance abuse, says he's sober now

Tom Hanks' Son Talks Addiction, Sobriety
Tom Hanks' Son Talks Addiction, Sobriety



It has been a long road for Tom Hanks' son Chet Hanks.

Chet, 24, revealed on Instagram that he has struggled with substance abuse since he was a teen and that he's finally turning his life around.

In his video post, he blasted tabloids for spreading rumors and also talked about his longtime battle.

"I've been struggling with substance abuse since I was 16 years old. Finally at the age of 24 I decided to get some help. With 50 days of sobriety under my belt, I can honestly say I'm the happiest I've ever been," Chet wrote.

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He praised his family, friends, and support groups for helping him get sober.

"I'm thankful for my family and everybody that cares about me, including my fans. I've been blessed with the programs of AA and NA which allow me to rise above this disease. I'm learning to accept my faults and be ok with being human. If anybody that sees this struggles with addiction, feel free to reach out. Thank you all for the love and support! GOD IS REAL!!!"

Chet is one of Hanks' children with wife, Rita Wilson. Hanks has three other children from his two marriages. While Chet has remained largely out of the spotlight, unlike his half brother Colin Hanks, he did have minor roles in several films, including Hanks' "Larry Crowne." Chet is set to appear in upcoming flick "The Fantastic Four."