Anthony Hopkins provides thanks for 45 years of sobriety



Hopkins, 82, requested viewers to stay up for 2021 after “a troublesome yr, filled with grief and unhappiness for a lot of, many, many individuals,” within the video posted Tuesday.

“Forty-five years in the past right now, I had a wake-up name. I used to be headed for catastrophe, I used to be ingesting myself to dying. I am not preachy, however I received a message,” stated the actor, finest identified for taking part in serial killer Hannibal Lecter.

“Slightly thought that stated, ‘Do you need to reside or die?’ And I stated, ‘I need to reside.’ And instantly the reduction got here and my life has been superb.”

Hopkins acknowledged that he additionally has tough moments: “I’ve my off days and generally little bits of doubt and all that.”

Anthony Hopkins is whiling away the hours by playing the piano to his cat

And he referred to as on individuals to remain constructive: “All in all, I say grasp in there. Immediately is the tomorrow you had been so apprehensive about yesterday. Younger individuals, do not surrender. Simply maintain in there. Maintain preventing. Be daring. Mighty forces will come to your support. That is sustained me by way of my life.”

In March, Hopkins posted a video of himself taking part in the piano to his cat, Niblo, on Twitter.

Hopkins is a eager composer of classical music and launched an album of his musical works in 2012.

He was nominated for a Greatest Supporting Actor Oscar in 2020, for his function as Pope Benedict XVI within the Netflix movie “The Two Popes.”


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