Ben Affleck has broken his silence on his rehab stint.
The Batman star, 46, has received 40 days of treatment for alcohol addiction.
He checked into a facility after being encouraged to get help from his ex, Jennifer Garner , with whom he shares three children.
In an emotional statement, Ben thanked his loved ones and fans for support.
He also thanked those who reached out to him to share their own stories of addiction, saying that it’s helped to know he’s not alone as he battles his demons.
He said in a statement: “This week I completed a forty day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care.
“The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to me than I can say. It’s given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others.
“Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family.
“So many people have reached out on social media and spoken about their own journeys with addiction. To those people, I want to say thank you.
“Your strength is inspiring and is supporting me in ways I didn’t think was possible. It helps to know I am not alone. As I’ve had to remind myself, if you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure.
“With acceptance and humanity, I continue to avail myself with the help of so many people and I am grateful to all those who are there for me. I hope down the road I can offer an example to others who are struggling.”
Fans praised him.
One said: “My hands are full of nothing but great respect for you, Ben! Keep on fighting, don’t quit the battle! Nothing but prayers & support for you! “
Another told him: “Go for it @benaffleck!!! You can do it!!! You are amazing!!!”
And a third commented: “well done, you. Your fans will stay true no matter the ups and downs.”