Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar-winning star of Capote, recently revealed that he has spent the past year spiraling out of a prescription drug habit and into a week-long heroin snorting binge. That Mr. Hoffman, whose iconic voice and posture has been imitated by many, also disclosed (to TMZ.com) that he had struggled with drug issues in the past and had fallen off the wagon after 23 years clean only serves to make the amount of time the actor spent in detox more confusing.
According to TMZ.com:
He says he was at the facility for 10 days and checked out last Friday. Hoffman credits what he calls “a great group of friends and family” for helping him seek the treatment he needed to get better.
To be fair, Mr. Hoffman told TMZ he’d only been snorting the H for “a week or so,” but generally detox isn’t supposed to be an in-and-out affair, unless you are Lindsay Lohan and no one has issued a court mandate yet. We wish Mr. Hoffman all the best in dealing with his substance issues, but we’d like to offer a bit of advice: If you are doing hard drugs, you are under no obligation to reveal that to TMZ…and if you do, you’re still not required to tell Harvey Levin’s parasites how long you’ve been imbibing for.