“Stranger Things” David Harbour Opens Up About His Mental Health and Battles with Addiction

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The actor said he had never spoken about his experiences publicly before in a new interview

By Rhian Daly

Original Source: www.nme.com

Stranger Things star David Harbour has opened up about his mental health and battles with addiction.

The actor plays Chief Jim Hopper in the hit Netflix series. He has already been confirmed to return to the show for its third series, which is expected in 2019. 

Appearing on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Harbour revealed he had been in a 12 Step programme for alcohol addiction since his early 20s and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was 25 years old. “Here’s the interesting thing – something I’ve never truly spoken about publicly,” he said. “I was actually into this Catholicism thing… and I was sober for like a year and a half. I was 25, and I actually did have a manic episode. I was…click here to continue reading

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