[Blind Gossip] This foreign-born movie actor had a serious problem that he hid for years.
He was a terrible alcoholic.
He is vague about how he got sober, but does mention rehab and AA.
It’s actually more interesting than that.
He hasn’t really talked about another significant influence around that time.
It turns out that one of his costars – who is a huge American movie star – intervened.
He did [a movie] with [Movie Star] and [Movie Star] could tell that he was suffering. He invited him over to [his church] and had some people talk to him. [Foreign] wound up getting a little more deeply involved with the church than he likely intended to.
So did Foreign go through the church’s detox program? And is Foreign now a full-blown member of the church?
It’s hard to tell. He’s dodgy about it. He does still go there occasionally. Don’t know if he goes because he’s into it or if he goes because he feels obligated or grateful to [Movie Star].
There are other famous actors who have been members of the church but who have also been dodgy about it (or flat-out lied about it), so it is not impossible to imagine that Foreign is doing the same.
So, while his alcoholism is no longer a secret, his relationship with the church remains a secret.
Similar: To Rehab Or Not To Rehab
American Movie Star:
[Optional] Do you think Foreign is a member?