Posted: September 6, 2012 at 7:44 amAUTHOR: SheiFunmi
Bradley Cooper in The Hangover was an addict but it appears at some point in his real life, the character was who he was. Worse even.
Bradley talks about his addiction problems with alcohol and illegal drugs and how he overcame.
“I was at a party, and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor,” Cooper speaks of an incident to The Hollywood Reporter in their Sept. 14 cover story.
“Like, ‘Hey, look how tough I am!’”
While he did this, he was under the influence and he explains how this helped him turn around.
“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.”
“I don’t drink or do drugs at all anymore,” he says, stating he hasn’t used them since being 29. “Being sober helps a great deal.”
He also confessed friends pleaded with him to get his act together but he did not listen at the time.
“Part of me believed it, and part of me didn’t,” he explains.
“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?’
The Cooper many know is a star and a sexy man but he says he was not always comfortable with himself.
“I was so concerned what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day. I always felt like an outsider. I just lived in my head. 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.’ “Sep 6, 2012