Tom Hanks’ Son Chet Opens Up About His Drug Addiction

Tom Hanks’ Son Chet Opens Up About His Drug Addiction
Tom Hanks’ Son Chet Opens Up About His Drug Addiction

Chet Hanks recalls being warned by other addicts that his behavior was out of control.

The son of Hollywood legend Tom Hanks, 67, and actress Rita Wilson, has struggled with drug addiction in the past. In an interview with the podcast Raw Talthe 33-year-old rapper recalls realizing he was going too far when other addicts told him they were concerned about the amount of cocaine he was taking.

“The drug that got me into the most trouble was fucking cocaine, man. I’m a fucking cocaine addict, straight up,” he told the podcast. Raw Talk.

He recalled: “I’d go do coke with the junkies and they’d say, ‘Wait a second. Give yourself 15 minutes.’ I couldn’t get enough.”

Hanks went on to explain that he was no longer taking drugs and had warned others about their crippling hold. He described the health effects of the addiction. “It’s terrible. It eats away at you,” he said. “You waste away because you can’t eat, you can’t sleep.”

The musician has previously spoken about his close relationship with his Oscar-winning father and explained how he forced himself to carve out a career on screen and in music the hard way. Too Fab In 2019, he said, rejecting any nepotism: “Everything I have, I earned it myself, I had to go audition for every role I got, like anybody else. It’s not like I’m going to make a phone call and, boom, you’re in; that’s not how it works.”

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