Bradley suffered from a lack of confidence

Bradley Cooper has revealed how he gave up drink and drugs when he was 29 after realising his behaviour was getting out of hand.

I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor like, “Hey, look how tough I am!”‘ says Bradley, 38.

I came up, and blood dripped down. Then I did it again. I spent the night at hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up.’

Bradley, who was nominated for an Oscar this year for his role as bipolar Pat in Silver Linings Playbook, admits it was a lack of confidence that fuelled his drunken antics. 

But he managed to successfully battle is demons.

I realised I wasn’t going to live up to my potential and that scared the hell out of me,’ Bradley tells the Daily Mirror.

I thought, “Wow, I’m actually going to ruin my life, I’m really going ruin it.”‘

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Anna Francis