Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe Secret Alcoholic?

on Jul 06, 2011 @ 10:05 am

Daniel Radcliffe recently came out as an alcoholic. Huh- is this completely out of the blue for anyone else? I didn't even realize he was legal drinking age! 

What do you think of this- does anyone else think that this is CRAZY young to already be an alcoholic? And I think this is pretty suspicious timing, since Harry Potter comes out in about a week. 

You can read more about this over here.

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on Jul 06, 2011 @ 10:16 am

I heard about this and I was surprised, but at the same time, I thought it was a good thing for him to come out and admit it to the world. He admitted it was during the time of filming the couple last potter films and it must have been pretty stressful for him. He also said that he quit drinking all together last year. I think he's a strong guy and he's on the road to recovery. I mean he stopped drinking completely and he's still quite young. To be able to make that decision and to actually follow through with it just shows what kind of person he is.

:-o on Jul 06, 2011 @ 11:47 am

holy... I didn't have a clue and I consider myself a die hard harry potter fan!! Well good for him to have recognized his addiction and take positive action. Not many admit to having a problem, let alone take steps to fix it. I agree with Tammy, this is one smart and strong boy to take such grown up steps.

Still cute! on Jul 06, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

H'es so down to earth, so I'm sure this alcoholic stuff is more press-related if anything.

Daniel IS super lucky to not have gotten caught by paparazzi in his alcohol ways, but it's okay!

Ali de Bold
It's over on Jul 06, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

Good for him that he kicked that habit. Shame that it happened in the first place. He was just a kid when he filmed most of the series. You'd think between his parents and all of his 'minders' that someone would have noticed/helped him out, but then again maybe that is why he is over it now.

this has happened before on Jul 06, 2011 @ 01:03 pm

Sadly, many child actors struggle with various problems. From TV stars Miley Cyrus and Jodie Sweetin (of Full House) to movie kids Tatum O'Neal and Drew Barrymore (to name just a handful), there are plenty of child actors who've had issues. Some of them didn't act out until a little later in their late teens or early 20s, but you can bet some of the problems stemmed from growing up in the spotlight.

so not surprised on Jul 07, 2011 @ 06:46 pm

Though I didn't know until now, I'm not all that surprised. I mean, it would have been something sooner or later. I guess being Harry Potter for 10 years is starting to get to him

Too Bad on Jul 08, 2011 @ 09:13 am

That is too bad....it does not set a good example for younger fans who like H.P. Hopefully he can seek the guidance he needs, but hopefully not in the form of Celeb Rehab.

Rewind? on Jul 09, 2011 @ 07:22 pm

Wait a second... I read only that he found that he was partying too hard and decided that he was not able to stop at just a couple of drinks. He was using alcohol as a party crutch. So, he recognized his weakness and gave up alcohol last year. Completely. How much of this is media drama-mongering??

He's 21 right? In university, everyone I knew drank like fish and drank too much. We still laugh at the tales. I wish I was that mature to give up party-drinking at that age.

In the UK on Jul 10, 2011 @ 10:45 pm

you can drink as young as 16 in public (and even younger legally in private.) So he has had a few years to figure out how alcohol affects him. Good to know he's responsible enough to know he doesnt handle it well and now abstains.

Good role model on Jul 11, 2011 @ 08:55 am

Kids will see someone they respect/idolize who was human enough to make a mistake, but mature enough to correct it. Not only that, he exposed his weakness so others can learn from him. Just because you're rich or poor, famous or not, doesn't excuse bad decisions, and doesn't keep you from making the right ones either.

It's hard to consider a pristine mr. perfect as a good role model. A human one is much more suited for the job.

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