Tom Hanks’ 24-year-old son, Chet Haze has opened up about his battle with cocaine addiction and recent stint in rehab.
“I’ve been struggling with substance abuse since I was 16 years old,” he admitted in a post on Instagram,alongside a short video of him talking about his addiction issues.
“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,” he continued.
Haze said a tabloid story revealing his recent rehab stint prompted him to go public—he successfully preempted Star magazine’s report which came out Wednesday, with his Instagram mea culpa.
“I don’t give a f–k what people think. F–k the media,” he concluded.
Haze captioned the video: 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.”
He thanked his Dad, Tom, mom Rita Wilson, and half-brother Colin Hanks.
As Popdust previously reported, Haze—real name, Chester Hanks, has been attempting to forge a career for himself as a rapper.