Bradley Cooper Credits Will Arnett With Saving Him From Alcohol And Cocaine Addiction
If you’ve been in Hollywood circles, then you might know that both Will Arnett and Bradley Cooper are known for helping other celebrities in need, especially those suffering with some form of addiction. Cooper is like the go-to guy in Hollywood when someone needs some guidance.
But according to the man himself, he wouldn’t be in this position today without Arnett. On Monday’s episode of the “Smartless” podcast, Arnett talked with Cooper.
And Cooper brought up the fact that it was Arnett who helped him battle his addiction to alcohol and cocaine back in the early 2000s.
Will took that risk of having that hard conversation with me in, like, July of 2000, and that put me on a path of deciding to change my life. It truly was Will Arnett — he is the reason.
The 47-year-old actor remembered feeling incredibly insecure when he first entered Hollywood. He would make jokes to put people down, and during a dinner back in 2000, Arnett called him out on it.
Will was like, ‘Hey man, do you remember we had dinner the other night? How do you think that went?’ I was like, ‘I remember being at the dinner thinking I was so funny, and I thought these two guys who were my heroes thought that I was so funny.’ I thought it was great. I thought I was killing.
But Will told him he was a “real a–hole” that night. And then the conversation turned to Cooper’s relationship with alcohol and cocaine, two things that were fueling his dickish behavior.
I was so lost, and I was addicted to cocaine. Arnett was the one who stepped up and really saved me.
You can tell they have a pretty strong bond because when Cooper was giving Arnett credit, the comedian/actor actually started to get a little emotional. You could hear him fighting back tears as he talked about how “awesome” it is to see Cooper in such a comfortable/healthy place.
Shoutout to both of them. Shoutout to Arnett for being the change, and shoutout to Cooper for spreading the change.