Actor Tom Hardy reveals past addictions still haunt him

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy has opened up about his past addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine - admitting that despite being clean for ten years, his past addictions still worry him.

According to, Hardy, who famously plays Bane in Batman film 'The Dark Knight Rises', explained he decided to go to rehab after waking up in a pool of blood and vomit.

"I did something particularly heinous that allowed me to wake up," he said. "I had to lose something. Sometimes you have to lose something that is worth more to you than your drinking."

When he first entered rehab in 2003, Hardy thought about staying for a while and then leaving to go back to drinking. However, after speaking to people in similar situations, he realised he did indeed have a problem.

He has been clean since entering rehab, but because he loves what he does, he worries that one bad decision could ruin everything for him.

"I love what I do, but it's driven by a fear of not being able to do it," he stated. "It's the same with drinking - if I stop then who am I? What have I got? I have to watch that drive," reports

Hardy, who is an ambassador for The Princes Trust, admits that he is never too far away from messing his life up again - no matter how well he's doing with staying clean.

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