Hayden Panettiere Opened Up About her Past Destructive Habits That Nearly Killed Her!

Hayden Panettiere Opened Up About her Past Destructive Habits That Nearly Killed Her!
Hayden Panettiere gets candid about her drug and alcohol addiction for the first time. source: People
  • For the first time, Hayden Panettiere is opening up about her opioid and alcohol addiction.
  • The American actress confessed that the addiction nearly cost her life.
  • During her hard time, she sent her little daughter to stay with her ex.

Hayden Panettiere said how she overcame her opioid and alcohol addiction

For the first time ever, Hayden Panettiere is talking about her dangerous postpartum depression and addiction to substance abuse.

The 32-year-old actress confessed:

“I was on top of the world and I ruined it,” 

“I’d think I hit rock bottom, but then there’s that trap door that opens.”

Hayden Panettiere
Hayden almost lost her life to substance abuse. source: People

The former Nashville star said she spent years fighting drug and alcohol addiction and postpartum depression on top of that.

After realizing that the addiction was going to take her life, the actress decided to take help.

Determined to get help, the mother of a 7-year-old Kaya, underwent trauma therapy and inpatient treatment that started making her life better.

Hayden said:

”I put a lot of work into myself and I had to be willing to be incredibly honest.”

Hayden Panettiere
Hayden shares a 7-year-old daughter with her ex- Wladimir. source: Page Six

Now sober, the actress has returned to work to reprise her fan-favorite character Kirby Reed in the next Scream film.

Also, she is focused on her charity work to raise funds for Ukraine.

Also, Read Bradley Cooper was Addicted to Drugs and Alcohol Before He was Famous!

How did Hayden get addicted to drugs and alcohol?

Talking about her emotional journey from addiction to recovery and happiness, she said:

”This hasn’t been easy and there were a lot of ups and downs.”

”But I don’t regret the ugliest things that have happened to me. I feel incredibly accomplished. And I feel like I have a second chance.”

Hayden who was a star already by the age of 11, said how her addiction started. It happened when someone on her team started giving her happy pills just before walking on red carpets.

Hayden Panettiere
The couple ended their relationship when Hayden could not help her addiction. source: Page Six

She said:

“They were to make me peppy during interviews.”

“I had no idea that this was not an appropriate thing, or what door that would open for me when it came to my addiction.”

Despite her flourishing career, she started struggling with alcohol to fight depression making her an addict.

That affected her relationship with Wladimir Klitschko and her addiction got worse as started distancing her daughter from her.

After eight months of rehab, the actress has finally been able to live a normal life.

Also, Read Mac Miller Drug Supplier Ryan Reavis Sentenced To Nearly 11 Years In Prison

Disclaimer Statement: Married Biography's editors wrote and updated all of this data based on their best knowledge and understanding. If any mistakes are found, please use our email to report this content and images.