Esteemed actor Alec Baldwin has discussed his past history with alcoholism and drug abuse, including an overdose that he kept secret, in an interview with Good Morning America set to air next week. 

Baldwin’s appearance on the show coincides with the release of his memoir, Nevertheless, in which he recall the exact date that he gave up drinking: February 23, 1985. 

When asked by host George Stephanopoulos what his life might have been like if he’d continued along the same path, Balwdin revealed that he once overdosed, a fact that he kept secret for many years. 

Thinking back on the era, the 30 Rock star said “there was really, really a lot of pain in there, a lot of pain,” adding:

“I think I was one of the people who was lucky that [sobriety] stuck, and therefore if I didn’t get it then, I think I would’ve got it eventually. I know that at that time, what I describe – overdosing on drugs – which I’ve kept very private for years and years. But I’m glad I got it when I did ’cause not many people get sober when they’re young.” 

Baldwin has recently earned plaudits for his spot-on Donald Trump impersonation on Saturday Night Live, but is still unsure if he’ll continue in the role when the new season starts later this year. 

Some have pointed out that the actor, who provides the voice of a suit-wearing, briefcase-toting baby in the GCI animated kids’ movie Boss Baby, is basically playing Trump in that anyway.

Though there are numerous similarities between Boss Baby and the current US president – including the fact that he’s a control freak who shouts “you’re fired!” at people – the film’s screenwriter insists that it’s a big coincidence

Source: US Weekly.

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