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Tom Hardy On His Addiction: I Would Have Sold My Mom For Crack

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Tom Hardy is the star of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and though he now roams red carpets and signs autographs ahead of the post-apocalyptic film’s release, he once had a drug addiction so desperate that he would have sold his own mother for a crack rock, he says.

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In a new interview, Hardy talks about his desperate addiction.

“I was a shameful suburban statistic. 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.

“I am fucking lucky to be here, to be honest.” (RELATED: Charlize Theron Forgoes Pants In Latest Esquire Shoot)

Hardy alongside his co-star Charlize Theron at a red carpet event. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hardy alongside his co-star Charlize Theron at a red carpet event. (Photo: Getty Images)

The 37-year-old has been sober since 2003, and his sobriety has come a long way from where he was, Hardy said, when he would have “sold [his] mother for a rock of crack.” (VIDEO: The New ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer Is As Explosive And Psychotic As It Gets)