Religion Helped Hopkins Battle Booze Addiction!

By on 6 February, 2011



Sir Anthony Hopkins has thanked religion for delivering him from alcohol addiction in the 1970s!


The ‘Silence of the Lambs‘ actor reveals “a crisis” made him hit the bottle and he “couldn’t stop” drinking as a result.

Hopkins admits he went through a low period of his life while he was boozing and subsequently sought religious help.

Speaking on ‘Piers Morgan Tonight‘, he says:

“I used to be an atheist. I was an agnostic for many years. (I had) a crisis in my life, some 35 years ago, and I was hell bent on destruction. And I just asked for a little bit of help, and suddenly, pow. It was just like, bingo. I was here in New York at the time and I was in desperate straights. I was drinking – couldn’t stop. It was like being possessed by a demon, an addiction, and I couldn’t stop.

“Suddenly, in Los Angeles, I made that quantum leap when I asked for help. I just found something and a woman talked to me and she said, ‘Just trust in God.’ And I said, ‘Well, why not?’ And (it) was such a quantum leap from this to that. I think because I asked for help, which is a form of prayer. Because you – if the ego – if I say, ‘Well, I can do it on my own. I can do anything on my own. I can conquer anything.’ That’s nonsense. I can’t conquer anything.”


After speaking to a priest, Hopkins‘ outlook on life changed dramatically – and he’s sure that has helped him focus on his life.

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