Jack Black Reveals Substance Addiction Led Him Down ‘Risky Roads’

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Sep. 25 2018, Published 7:39 p.m. ET

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Funnyman Jack Black explored a darker side in his recent film, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot. In the film, he plays a heavy drinker and the role allowed him to get candid about his own experiences with addiction in a new interview with The Herald Sun. Read on for the latest.

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The School of Rock star wasted no time sugarcoating his past. He simply said, “I'm very fortunate to still be alive.”

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“I have experience in the world of addiction", he said before adding, “Alcoholism is in my family so I know personally what that is about and I myself also struggled.'

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The Tenacious D frontman recalled, “In my wild, younger years I've definitely gone down some risky roads and I'm very fortunate to still be alive, to be honest with you. I partied pretty hard, and man, I definitely had a very robust, ridiculous, idiotic period in the 80s."

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This isn’t the first time Jack has been open about his past addiction. Back in 2015, he told Parade magazine that after his parents’ divorce he developed a coke problem. “I remember just lots of turmoil from that time period. I was having a lot of troubles with cocaine.”

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Nowadays however, the actor is living the life of a fulfilled family man. He married wife Tanya Harden back in 2006 and the pair share two sons, Samuel, 12, and Thomas, 10.

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Did you know about Jack’s past addictions? Let us know in the comments!


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