Normally private actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was the topic of an extremely revealing report Thursday that claims the Oscar-winning star recently underwent treatment for narcotics use. According to TMZ, the star of the new “Hunger Games” film was treated at a detox center for substance abuse issues earlier this month.
The 45-year-old actor, famous for his award-winning role in the 2006 film “Capote,” was treated for prescription pills use and allegedly “snorting heroin.” Hoffman is reportedly already working on a film in Europe following 10 days of treatment at an unidentified East Coast facility after only checking out on May 24.
This isn’t the first time Hoffman has been treated for related drug abuse. The actor reportedly suffered from drug addiction 23 years ago before succumbing to his addiction again last year. The actor allegedly claims the heroin use only lasted for several days. Hoffman is attributing his ability to overcome addiction thanks to his “great group of family and friends.”
Hoffman currently has two films in pre-production: the drama “God’s Pocket,” starring Hoffman as “Mickey,” a man who unsuccessfully tries to cover up the death of his stepson, and “A Most Wanted Man,” a thriller surrounding the international war on terror. The longtime actor can be seen next in the second installment of the worldwide hit “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” portraying the role of gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee.
E! News reported that the star was unavailable for comment regarding the report.