TMZ cameras caught the Batman actor stumbling drunkenly towards his car following a wild Halloween party.
In the disturbing video, Affleck — who wore a black outfit and white skeleton mask — is seen wrapping his arms around a young woman outside of La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood before losing his balance and struggling to hold himself up. As photographers ask him questions, he slowly makes his way to a black SUV and slides in.
The star attended the Unicef Masquerade ball, but evidently could not stay away from the booze.
RadarOnline.com readers know Affleck, 47, has been fighting his alcohol addiction for years but has remained sober for about one year now since checking into a Malibu rehab facility on August 2018. The actor — who was driven to the treatment center by his baby mama — completed a 40-day treatment program, worked with a sober coach, and attended wellness classes in Los Angeles. As fans recall, he also attended rehab in 2001 and in 2017.
This Sunday, October 27, he looked relaxed and in good spirits when showing up to Garner’s home. He carried a cold drink and looked casual in a beige sweater and blue jeans.
When confronted by reporters about his relapse, he admitted, “It happens, it was a slip, but I’m not gonna let it derail me.”
When asked if he would be checking himself into rehab, the father of three declined to comment.
After getting clean last year, he finalized his divorce from Garner, 47, and thanked his fans and loved ones for standing by him during his addiction issues.
“Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family,” he wrote on Instagram.
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“So many people have reached out on social media and spoken about their own journeys with addiction. To those people, I want to say thank you. Your strength is inspiring and is supporting me in ways I didn’t think was possible. It helps to know I am not alone. As I’ve had to remind myself, if you have a problem getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure,” he added.
Got His Back
“Not only has Ben’s life been transformed by his healthy new habits, so have his friendships — and no one is more supportive than Matt,” the source said.
“Matt is so proud that Ben is healthy, happy and dedicating himself to his loved ones," the source added.
It's unclear what Affleck’s next move is now that he’s suffered a relapse.