‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ NEWS: ‘Hunger Games 2’ Star Philip Seymour Hoffman Does Heroin, Checks Into Rehab, Successfully Detoxes

By Andrew Meola | May 31, 2013 10:45 AM EDT
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Philip Seymour Hoffman, who stars in the upcoming sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, recently came out of rehab after he checked himself for heroin use, according to TMZ.

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The problem was "spinning out of control," according to the gossip site, and Hoffman wanted to curtail it before it got any worse. He told TMZ that he started with prescription pills but recently moved onto snorting heroin.

The Oscar-winning actor battled substance abuse in the past but successfully stopped his drug use for 23 years. Unfortunately, he fell back into drug use a little more than a year ago.

Hoffman told TMZ that he used heroin for about a week and knew he needed to get help. As a result, he checked himself into an East Coast detox facility, where he remained for 10 days before he checked himself out last Friday. He thanked "a great group of friends and family" for helping him get the proper treatment.

TMZ reports that Hoffman is clean again and has already gone back to work as he is filiming on a movie set in Europe.

Hoffman is married to costume designer Mimi O'Donnell and the two have three children: Cooper, 10; Tallulah, 6, and Willa, 4.

The 45-year-old actor won an Oscar in 2006 for his lead role in Capote and can next be seen in November in the highly anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as game maker Plutarch Heavensbee.

Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Katniss Everdeen in the film based on the popular series of young adult books by author Suzanne Collins.

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