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Anthony Hopkins Celebrating Sobriety

Anthony Hopkins Marks 47 Years Sober with Inspiring Video Message: ‘Celebrate Yourself’ from entertainment

“I just want to wish everyone a happy new year and also to say I’m celebrating 47 years today of sobriety,” began Hopkins, 84. “This is a message not meant to be heavy, but I hope helpful. I am a recovering alcoholic. And to you out there — I know there are people struggling.”

“But if you need help with any addiction or problem, talk to someone. Talk to someone you respect, whether it’s a counselor or to go to a 12-step program,” he advised. “There are 12-step programs all over the world, every city. … Twelve-step programs that can help you identify what you are. It doesn’t cost a thing, but it will give you a whole new life.”

Hopkins went on to say he’s “not a do-gooder” and joked he’s “an old sinner, like everyone,” but he has “the best life he could [ever] imagine.”

Anthony Hopkins Marks 47 Years Sober with Inspiring Video Message: ‘Celebrate Yourself’ “Wherever you are, get help. Don’t be ashamed,” the actor and recovering alcoholic said in an inspiring New Year’s video message PEOPLE magazine