Ben Affleck penned a heartbreaking Facebook post letting his fans know he recently went to rehab to address his ongoing battle with alcoholism.
The 44-year-old actor posted the update on Tuesday night and admitted his addiction is something "he's dealt with in the past and will continue to confront."
In the post, he credits his friends and family -- including his co-parent, Jennifer Garner -- for their constant support, and says he wants his children to know "there is no shame in getting help when you need it."
Affleck's Facebook status in its entirety reads,
Affleck and his ex-wife, Jen, separated in 2015, but continue to share their three children, Violet, Samuel and Seraphina Affleck.
An insider spoke to E! News about the current status of the celebrity couple, saying,
This isn't the first time the actor has gone to rehab.
Apparently, Afflect checked into Promises, a Malibu-based rehab center, in 2001 due to alcohol-related struggles, E! News reports.
He commented on the rehab visit during an interview with Hollywood Reporter in 2012, and said,
Let's hope the famous father-of-three receives the help he needs to conquer his most recent battle with alcohol addiction.
We support you, Ben.
Citations: Ben Affleck Reveals He Completed Rehab Stint for Alcohol Addiction (E! News), THR Cover: Confessions of Ben Affleck (The Hollywood Reporter), Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Are Co-Parents, Not a Couple: "Nothing Has Changed" (E! News)