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Tom Hanks' rapper son reveals cocaine addiction

2014-11-27 08:53
Los Angeles - Tom Hanks' son Chet has been "struggling" with a cocaine addiction.

The 24-year-old - whose real name is Chester - took to his Instagram account to reveal he is now sober from the Class A drug and alcohol following a 50-day stint in rehab, and he thanked his family, friends and fans for their support in helping him "rise above the disease" after an eight-year battle.

In the caption of a video post, he wrote: "I've been struggling with substance abuse since I was 16 years old. Finally at the age of 24 I decided to get some help. With 50 days of sobriety under my belt, I can honestly say I'm the happiest I've ever been. I'm thankful for my family and everybody that cares about me, including my fans. I've been blessed with the programs of AA and NA which allow me to rise above this disease. I'm learning to accept my faults and be ok with being human. If anybody that sees this struggles with addiction, feel free to reach out. Thank you all for the love and support! GOD IS REAL!!! (sic)"

Chet - whose father is Tom's second and current wife, US actress Rita Wilson - also spoke about his struggle in the Instagram video, in which he insisted he doesn't care what anyone thinks about him following the revelation.

In the clip, he says: "A tabloid is about to run a piece on me being in rehab for cocaine addiction. It's true and I'm currently 50 days clean and sober from everything-including alcohol.

"I don't give a fuck what people think."

Chet - who goes by the moniker Chet Haze while recording music - is aiming to bounce back from his issues by releasing a rap record, Shadow of the Spotlight, early next year.

He previously dropped rap song White and Purple (Northwestern Remix) in January 2011, and tried his hand at acting when he played a student in 2008 movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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