Furlong Celebrates Sobriety With New Son01 December 2006
Furlong Celebrates Sobriety With New Son
The TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY star has frequently made headlines for his substance abuse problems, but has now been sober for four years.
He explains, "The first year of quitting (drugs) is the hardest thing I've ever had to do, physically and mentally."
The 29-year-old, who is now happily married to Ethan's mother, actress Rachael Bella, was 13 when he starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the blockbuster Terminator sequel.
He says, "I was a nice little kid. Hollywood f**ked me up, man!
"Lots of money and lots of free coke will turn anyone into a cokehead. I was a heroin and cocaine addict. It was really scary."
But Furlong insists fatherhood has changed him.
He adds, "I did a lot of stuff when I was a kid, and I've never seen anything so trippy as my own kid looking at me. The fact is that I'm holding him in my arms and I'm happy. I think I appreciate what I have even more because I almost lost everything."
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