Hollywood actor Daniel Baldwin has declared himself a "drug addict", after
getting hooked on painkillers.
Baldwin joined VH1's reality show CELEBRITY FIT CLUB to lose weight, but
instead viewers saw him sinking into the depths of an addiction to
He tells American TV show ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, "I am a drug addict. For
the last two or three episodes of that show, I was in full blown addiction.
"I was living a really, really deceitful, lying, dirty life. And it went
beyond pain medication. I was turning to alternative substances and I then went
from pain meds to narcotics, it was immediately worse. I was using every
"I've struggled with addiction and problems in sobriety for a number of
years and my back was bothering me quite a bit during the show. I've had two
cervical spine surgeries on my back in the past and I looked to pain
medication. Well, that
wasn't enough so I started asking for multiple prescriptions from different
doctors and abusing the pain meds. And I knew what I was doing."
The confession comes two months after Daniel was a no-show for the final
taping of the reality TV show he appeared in.
He explains, "I passed out and I woke up and it was the following day... I
just wanted to say how sorry I am to everyone that watches the show and all my
colleagues and peers and the crew. Pray for me because I've got 67 days clean
now and I'm
doing real well."