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Sean Penn’s son, Hopper, credits him for helping battle crystal meth addiction

Hopper Penn, son of actors Sean Penn and

Hopper Penn, son of actors Sean Penn and Robin Wright, says his father gave him an ultimatum that helped the young man get help for his methamphetamine addiction. Credit: AFP / Getty Images / ANGELA WEISS

Hopper Penn, the 23-year-old son of Oscar winner Sean Penn and “House of Cards” star Robin Wright, credits his father for helping him overcome a methamphetamine habit.

Upon moving with his family to Los Angeles at age 16 after growing up in a Northern California town, he fell in with “the wrong crowd,” Hopper Penn told the London Evening Standard’s ES Magazine.

“I was doing a lot of stuff, but meth was the main one that brought me down,” Penn said. “I went to rehab because I woke up in a hospital and my dad was like, ‘Rehab? Or bus bench?’ I was like, ‘I’ll take the bed.’ Thank God I got out of that because that was the worst time in my life. Because it’s not fun when it gets to a point where you just need it.”

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