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Actor Tom Hardy arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood.
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Actor Tom Hardy says he’s lucky to be alive.

The Mad Max: Fury Road star admitted in a recent interview with Essentials magazine that his drug problem during his 20s had gotten so bad that he would have given up a family member for some. “I would have sold my mom for a rock of crack,” Hardy said. “I am fu-king lucky to be here.”

The 37-year-old actor said he was a “shameful suburban statistic,” struggling with alcohol and drugs before sobering up in 2003. “I was told very clearly, ‘you go down that road, Tom, you won’t come back. That’s it. All you need to know.'”

Hardy, who played Bane in the The Dark Knight Rises, plays Max Rockatansky in the Mad Max flick that hits theaters on Friday.

[Yahoo New Zealand]

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