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Ben Affleck on his third rehab stint: ‘I am fighting for … my family’


Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) visits Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) during his superhero recruitment expostulate in ‘Justice League.’
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Ben Affleck is vocalization out for a initial time given his new army in rehab. 

In a summary posted to Instagram Thursday, a “Justice League” actor, 46, reliable he finished a “forty day stay during a diagnosis for ethanol addiction.” He suggested his tour is prolonged from over and he will continue outpatient care.

“Battling any obsession is a lifelong and formidable struggle,” he wrote. “Because of that, one is never unequivocally in or out of treatment. It is full-time commitment.”

Related: Reports: Ben Affleck driven to rehab by disloyal mother Jennifer Garner

Affleck thanked his family for adhering by his side and remarkable they are his proclivity to keep “fighting.”

“The support we have perceived from my family, colleagues and fans means some-more to me than we can say. It’s given me a strength and support to pronounce about my illness with others,” Affleck said. 

He combined that a escape of magnetism from those confronting identical battles helped a actor realize, “I am not alone.”

“So many people have reached out on amicable media and oral about their possess journeys with addiction,” he wrote. “To those people, we wish to contend appreciate you. Your strength is moving and is ancillary me in ways we didn’t consider was possible.”

One day, Affleck said, he hopes to be an instance “to others that are struggling.”

People magazine and Entertainment Tonight first reported Affleck’s disloyal wife, singer Jennifer Garner, gathering a actor to a rehab trickery in late August.

The father of 3 has struggled with ethanol obsession in a past.

Affleck entered rehab in 2001 for alcohol, a integrate months after a entrance of his film “Pearl Harbor.” 

In Mar 2017, he shared on his Facebook page that he’d “completed diagnosis for ethanol addiction,” explaining it was “something I’ve dealt with in a past and will continue to confront.”

“I wish to live life to a fullest and be a best father we can be,” Affleck wrote before acknowledging Garner. “I’m propitious to have a adore of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has upheld me and cared for a kids as I’ve finished a work we set out to do. This was a initial of many stairs being taken towards a certain recovery.”

Affleck and Garner announced their skeleton to divorce in 2015 after 10 years of marriage. They have 3 children together: Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6.

Just days ago, Garner filed paperwork to have their divorce box sent to a private decider to accelerate a process, according to justice papers obtained by US Weekly. E! News confirms a decider sealed off on her ask Monday.

Contributing: Erin Jensen

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