'Terminator 2' star Edward Furlong reveals he is 4 years sober
Terminator 2: Judgment Day star Edward Furlong has revealed he is four years sober following an addiction to methamphetamines.
The actor was a child star in the 1990s but later developed a dependency on drugs and alcohol.
In a new interview with the Daily Mail, Furlong opened up on his addictions and recovery.
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Furlong detailed how his addictions started: "When I was high, I had camaraderie with other people. Just drinking and partying. All of a sudden, I felt like I was with people and I fit in somehow. That's how it started."
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He added: "In my twenties, I was partying and wanting to go out every night, but I was so tired and I'd be drunk and want to do more cocaine so I could wake up and drink some more."
As a result of Furlong's meth addiction, his teeth started to rot and he recently had them replaced, something he says has given him more confidence: “It sounds weird for me to be talking about teeth because I don’t live and breathe the way I look but every time I looked in the mirror, it just bummed me out as a reminder of what I had done for all those years."
After going to rehab in 2018, Furlong has managed to stay free of drugs and rebuild his life, maintaining a healthy relationship with his family and working more.
After his starring role as John Connor in Terminator 2 alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, he went on to appear in American Heart with Jeff Bridges, Before and After with Meryl Streep and American History X with Edward Norton.
He also starred in acclaimed crime film Animal Factory, the Kiss-starring comedy Detroit Rock City and Little Odessa with Tim Roth.