Tom Hanks' son, who once went by the name Chet Haze, revealed in a series of Instagram videos that he spent time in rehab for drug abuse
“I’ve been in a rehab, right? I’m just trying to get my s— together. And I’m doing pretty damn good,” the 25-year-old, who once went by the name Chet Haze, said in one of the videos after addressing rumors that he went missing this past summer.
The aspiring rapper has made headlines in recent years for allegedly trashing a London hotel room, his Twitter feud with Howard Stern and his past use of a racial slur. But Hanks said in one of the 11 videos that he realized he needed to make a change. (Warning: clips below contain expletives.)
“I just had to really take a look at myself and my life and the way s— was going and all the crazy, stupid s— I was doing,” he said. “Just finally admit to myself that it wasn’t working and I had to try something new and that thing was to not do any drugs or alcohol.”
He also revealed the nature of his past drug abuse.
“A couple months ago I was selling coke, doing coke until I couldn’t even snort it up my nose anymore because it was so clogged. I even smoked crack,” Hanks, son of the two-time Oscar winning actor and Rita Wilson, said. “If I can change you can change. There is a solution.”
He captioned the revealing video, explaining that he isn’t trying to “glorify anything I’ve done” because “there’s nothing glorious about bringing yourself closer to death and prison.”
Hanks said his journey of self-discovery has been a long one because of having a famous father and “just trying to find where I fit in.” But he holds that he is in a better place, and encouraged those struggling with substance abuse to seek help.
“If you’re struggling with this s— take yourself to a meeting, you know? Call some people,” he said.