Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been nursing a secret heartache at home as their son Chester has spent years battling substance abuse issues.
The Hollywood couple’s 24 years old son who goes by the nickname Chet has opened up about his struggle with drink and drugs revealing he is finally getting help after years of substance abuse. He made the announcement in a video admitting he has been in rehab and was celebrating 50 days clean at the time he made the recording.
In a caption posted alongside the video he writes, “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 Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous which allow me to rise above this disease. I’m learning to accept my faults and be OK with being human.”