Sir Anthony Hopkins, the legendary actor known for his iconic roles in films like “The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Father,” and more recently in Netflix’s “Rebel Moon,” shared a heartwarming New Year’s message with his fans and followers on Instagram. In addition to celebrating the arrival of the new year, Hopkins marked an incredible personal milestone – 48 years of sobriety.



In a video posted on Instagram, the 85-year-old actor appeared in a spacious room, addressing his audience with enthusiasm. He kicked off the video with a warm greeting, saying, “Hello there, Happy New Year to you all! All of you revelers, and drinkers all having fun. Wonderful!”

With a cheerful demeanor, Hopkins continued, “Happy New Year, have a great time. If you get a hangover, remember me.” His sense of humor and candidness shone through as he added, “I don’t get them anymore because 48 years ago today, I stopped. I got help for it, and my life changed.”

This heartfelt message was a testament to Hopkins’ journey to sobriety, a journey filled with challenges, resilience, and transformation. He encouraged those who may be struggling with addiction, saying, “But if you need help, there’s a time. Life is in session. Go for it.”

The video was shared just days before Hopkins celebrated his 86th birthday on December 31, 2023, and was captioned, “Wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous 2024. One day at a time, today I am 48 years sober. Life is in session.”



Social media users, including fellow actor Josh Brolin and actress Melanie Griffith, filled the comment section with messages of support and admiration for Hopkins. One fan wrote, “To 48 years of courage, resilience, and transformation. Your journey is a testament to the power of recovery. Congratulations!”

Hopkins has been candid about his journey to sobriety, speaking openly about his struggles with alcoholism. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said, “I am a recovering alcoholic, and to you out there, I know there are people struggling in this day and age of cancel and hatred and non-compromise, children being bullied.” He emphasized the importance of kindness and self-acceptance, encouraging individuals to live their lives proudly.

Over the years, Hopkins has been an advocate for seeking help and finding support through programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). He has shared that attending AA meetings was a pivotal moment in his recovery. “I haven’t [drunk since] and nor have I felt the urge to,” he revealed in an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine.

Hopkins’ story serves as an inspiration to many, proving that with determination, support, and self-compassion, it is possible to overcome addiction and build a fulfilling life. He urged those facing similar challenges to seek help, stating, “So wherever you are, get help. Don’t be ashamed. Be proud of yourself – whatever you do, don’t let anyone put you down. Celebrate yourself as I do myself, although I know nothing.”



Reflecting on his decision to become sober in 1975, Hopkins shared a pivotal moment when he woke up in a hotel room in Arizona, unable to remember how he had gotten there. It was at that moment he realized he needed to make a change to avoid causing harm to himself or others.

In addition to celebrating his sobriety, Hopkins has continued to pursue his passion for acting. He recently lent his voice to the character of Jimmy in Netflix’s “Rebel Moon,” directed by Zack Snyder. The film tells the story of a peaceful settlement on the edge of a distant moon threatened by a tyrannical ruling force, with Hopkins’ character playing a crucial role in their survival.

The first part of “Rebel Moon” was released in December 2023, while the second part, titled “Rebel Moon: Part 2 – The Scargiver,” is scheduled for release in April 2024. Hopkins remains a beloved figure in the entertainment industry, celebrated not only for his remarkable talent but also for his resilience and commitment to living a life free from addiction.

In a world often filled with challenges and hardships, Sir Anthony Hopkins’ journey serves as a reminder that it is never too late to seek help, make positive changes, and find a path to recovery and personal growth. His message of hope and his warm New Year’s wishes continue to inspire and uplift his fans and followers around the world.

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