Birth of son ‘changed’ Tom Hardy’s life

London, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor-producer Tom Hardy, who struggled with alcohol and drug addiction in the past, says the birth of his son made him realise that he had to think about his family too rather than focusing on himself.

Hardy says the birth of his son Louis, now 7, whom he has with ex-girlfriend Rachael Speed, “changed his life”, reports dailymail.co.uk.

“After the birth of my son is when the penny dropped that there was no longer very much time for me to think about myself any more because there is somebody now on the planet who really needs me to get my act together and focus on something that is more important than me,” said the 38-year-old, who also has a three-month-old child with wife Charlotte Riley.

During his younger years, Hardy struggled with drugs and started taking hallucinogens at the age of 13, and three years later he started taking cocaine and drinking alcohol.

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