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Bradley Cooper has been sober for eight years now.

The 37-year-old star of The Hangover movies and The Words tells The Hollywood Reporter that he gave up drugs and alcohol at age 29 after realizing, “Wow, I’m actually gonna ruin my life; I’m really gonna ruin it.”

He recalls one incident in which he “deliberately bashed” his head into a concrete floor.

I came up, and blood dripped down,” he says. “And then I did it again. I spent the night at St. Vincent's Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up.”

Fortunately, he cleaned up his act before doing any real damage to himself (or his face). “Being sober helps a great deal,” he explains.

Is it just us, or do honesty and introspection make Brad even sexier?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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