Ben Affleck has revealed that he has just completed a stint in rehab.

According to TMZ, the award-winning actor admitted himself to a facility right after the Oscars two weeks ago.

In a heartfelt Facebook post, Affleck explained that he had undertaken the treatment in order to “be the best father I can be”.

“I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,” he wrote. “I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be.

“I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step.

Affleck also thanked his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, after rumours that the pair had decided to call off their divorce.

“I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do.


“This was my first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.”

It’s not the first time Affleck has entered rehab; back in 2001, he attended Promises in Malibu, also for alcohol abuse.