Ben Affleck Calls Alcoholism "Part of My Life" on "TODAY"

March 4, 2019

Ben Affleck opened up in a big way about his alcohol abuse on a Monday interview with TODAY. "Some people are sort of uncomfortable, [but> it doesn’t really bother me to talk about alcoholism and being an alcoholic," the 46-year-old A-lister told Hoda Kotb. "It’s part of my life. It’s something that I deal with. It doesn’t have to sort of subsume my whole identity and be everything, but it is something that you know you have to work at." He added that he can "take pride" in acknowledging that he "had a problem" with alcohol and had to seek help. "It’s about yourself, your life, your family," he explained. "We encounter these kinds of hurdles and we have to deal with them."