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Robert Downey Jr is 'proud' of son's rehab decision

2014-07-11 19:00
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Los Angeles - Robert Downey Jr is "proud" of his son for voluntarily checking into rehab last month.

The Iron Man 3 star - who has battled with substance abuse in the past - is pleased Indio, 20, decided to seek help on his own accord to help kick his drug addiction.

A source told People magazine: "Robert clearly understands the struggle, and while of course this relapse was very upsetting to him, he is very proud of his son. Indio truly wants to stay clean. And no matter what, his dad will be right there with him."

Indio - whose mother is Robert's ex-wife Deborah Falconer - has reportedly been in and out of rehab for many years, but has managed to stay clean until recently.

However, he proved he had fallen off the straight and narrow last month when he was arrested for possession of cocaine in West Hollywood after police caught him smoking something out of a pipe in a car.

The troubled youngster was booked for possession of cocaine, but was released from jail a few hours later after posting $10 000 bail.

Robert, 49, released a statement the day after the arrest on 29 June, claiming his son "likely inherited" his weakness for drugs, but will hopefully overcome it.

Meanwhile, The Avengers star has other things to smile about now as he revealed earlier this week that he and his wife Susan Downey, who already have two-year-old son Exton together, are expecting a baby girl in November.

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