The Hangover actor Bradley Cooper may be one of the most in demand men in Hollywood right now but it has not always been that easy for him. Bradley once had a battle with drink and drugs and has fought his way back from the brink of being another failed actor.
Cooper explained to The Hollywood Reporter, "I don't drink or do drugs at all anymore. Being sober helps a great deal. I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor - like, 'Hey, look how tough I am!' And I came up, and blood dripped down. And then I did it again. I spent the night at St. Vincent's Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up."
He added, “Part of me believed it, and part of me didn't, but the proof was in the pudding. I'd always gotten up at the crack of dawn, and that was out the window. I remember looking at my life, my apartment, my dogs, and I thought, 'What's happening?’” However, he did manage to turn it around.
Bradley continued, “I was so concerned what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day. I realized I wasn't going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me. I thought, 'Wow, I'm actually gonna ruin my life; I'm really gonna ruin it.'"
Bradley Cooper can be seen on the big screen in The Place Beyond the Pines, which is set to feature at the Toronto Film Festival this month.