Sean Penn's son Hopper reveals past meth addiction and how dad's tough loved saved his life


Hopper Penn made it through his darkest days after an ultimatum from his dad.

The 23-year-old son of actor Sean Penn posed for the U.K.'s Evening Standard, where he opened up about his past battle with meth addiction, as well as how his father's tough love helped him find his way.

"I was doing a lot of stuff but meth was the main one that brought me down," Hopper revealed. "I went to rehab because I woke up in a hospital and my dad said, 'Rehab? Or bus bench?' I was like, 'I'll take the bed.'"

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 3: Actor Sean Penn and son Hopper attend the 'I Am Sam' Beverly Hills Premiere on December 3, 2001 at Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
404402 09: Actor Sean Penn spends the day shopping with his daughter, Dylan Frances (L) and son Hopper Jack on Sunset Plaza April 23, 2002 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: US actor Sean Penn (L) arrives with his son Hopper at the premiere of 'Dogtown and Z-Boys,' which he narrated, 23 April 2002 in Los Angeles, CA. The film is a documentary feature on the birth of modern skateboarding. AFP PHOTO/Lucy Nicholson (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Sean Penn, Hopper Jack Penn, Dylan Frances Penn and Robin Wright Penn (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Sean Penn and Jack Hopper Penn during Celebrities Attend Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks Game at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Sean Penn and Hopper Penn attends amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 19, 2011 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/amfAR11/Getty Images for amfAR)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Sean Penn and son Hopper Penn attend the 'This Must Be The Place' Premiere during the 64th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Hopper Jack Penn and Sean Penn are seen in Hollywood on May 07, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Actor Hopper Penn (L) and Uma Von Wittkamp attend the launch of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, an unprecedented collaboration between the country's leading immunologists and cancer centers on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Parker Media)
(FromL) US actor Hopper Penn, French actress Adele Exarchopoulos and US actor and director Sean Penn pose as they arrive on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film 'The Last Face' at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
South African-US actress Charlize Theron and US director Sean Penn's son Hopper Jack Pennposea s they arrive on May 20, 2016 for the screening of the film 'The Last Face' at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Hopper Penn, Director Sean Penn and Dylan Penn attend 'The Last Face' Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Laurent Viteur/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Javier Bardem, Hopper Jack Penn, Adele Exarchopoulos and Sean Penn attend a screening of 'The Last Face' at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Hopper Penn and his father director Sean Penn attend 'The Last Face' Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/FilmMagic)'n'n'n'n'n
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Even though it was quite literally a rude awakening, Hopper is thankful things happened the way they did.

"Thank God I got out of that because that was the worst time in my life," he admitted. "Because it's not fun when it gets to a point where you just need it."

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Nowadays, Hopper has gotten his life together, taking part in a modeling campaign last year with sister Dylan Penn, where he bared a striking resemblance to his dad.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 29: (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER AND US TABS OUT) Actor Sean Penn poses with his Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role next to Charlize Theron and her Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role during the 76th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 29, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Actress Charlize Theron and actor Sean Penn attend the Points of Light generationOn Block Party on April 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for generationOn)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Sean Penn and Charlize Theron pose with Pharrell Williams at Bionic Yarn, G-Star and Hennessy Privilege Celebrate Pharrell Williams and his Oscar nominated single, 'Happy' on February 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for One View)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Sean Penn and actress Charlize Theron attend the 'Help Haiti Home' gala at Montage Hotel on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Charlize Theron, Founder and CEO of J/P Haitian Relief Organization Sean Penn and Former President of the United States Bill Clinton attend the 4th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala Benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: (L-R) Sean Penn and Charlize Theron attend the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn attend the world premiere of Universal Pictures 'A Million Ways To Die In The West,' at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California, May 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - MAY 15: Actress Charlize Theron and actor Sean Penn arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' on May 15, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Actors Sean Penn (L) and Charlize Theron attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Mad Max: Fury Road' at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Sean Penn and Charlize Theron attend the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
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