‘Harry Potter’ star Tom Felton particulars wrestle with alcoholism in new guide

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Actor Tom Felton opens up about his expertise with alcoholism in a brand new guide.

The actor, who’s most identified for his portrayal of antagonist Draco Malfoy within the “Harry Potter” movie franchise, discusses in his new memoir “Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard” a few of his darker moments following his success as a toddler actor.

“I went from being not significantly [in drinking] to often having just a few pints a day earlier than the solar had even gone down, and a shot of whiskey to go along with every of them,” Felton wrote, in accordance with an excerpt revealed by People.

“The alcohol, although, wasn’t the issue. It was the symptom. The drawback was deeper,” he added.

Soon, his behavior grew so uncontrolled that these round him staged an intervention, which included his lawyer, who knew a factor or two about the price of alcohol and drug abuse.

“My lawyer, whom I’d barely ever met nose to nose, spoke with quiet honesty,” Felton wrote. “‘Tom,’ he mentioned, ‘I don’t know you very effectively, however you appear to be a pleasant man. All I wish to inform you is that that is the seventeenth intervention I’ve been to in my profession. Eleven of them are actually useless. Don’t be the twelfth.’”

Eventually, Felton selected to hunt assist and get remedy, calling it “one of many hardest selections I ever needed to make.”

“But the actual fact that I used to be capable of admit to myself that I wanted some assist – and I used to be going to do one thing about it – was an essential second. I’m now not shy of placing my arms up and saying: I’m not okay,” he wrote.

Felton, now 35, most just lately starred within the characteristic movie “Burial.”

“I’m not alone in having these emotions,” the star added in his guide. “Just as all of us expertise bodily ill-health all through our lives, so all of us expertise psychological ill-health too. There’s no disgrace in that. It’s not an indication of weak point.”

Felton is much from the one public determine presently detailing his struggles with substance abuse and the steps he took to beat them. Matthew Perry of “Friends” fame can be within the means of releasing a memoir, which covers his struggles with habit each throughout and since his time on the hit NBC present.

Felton’s guide, from Grand Central Publishing, is out there now.

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