The Mad Max: Fury Road star 37, told Essentials magazine that he was once “a shameful statistic,” reports Yahoo New Zealand.
“I was told very clearly, ‘You go down that road, Tom, you won’t come back. That’s it. All you need to know,’ ” Hardy said. “And that message stayed with me clearly for the rest of my days.”
Hardy know lives a sober lifestyle.
The healthy behavior is in stark contrast to his days of cocaine use, however.
“I would have sold my mother for a rock of crack,” he admitted to Essentials.
Hardy initially kept his habits hidden because he didn’t want anyone to know he’d got out of control but the actor said he was lucky he didn’t wind up with AIDs, reports The Daily Mail.
The actor, son of writer Edward Hardy and artist mother Anne, checked himself into rehab that year after finding himself in pool of blood and vomit in London’s Soho after a heavy night.
Tom is married to Peaky Blinders actress Charlotte Riley, has seven-year-old son Louis and is utterly besotted with pet dog Zora