Casey Affleck calls the brother of Ben Affleck ‘brave’ to return to rehab

Casey Affleck said his brother is “doing well” and “brave” for checking into rehab to tackle his addiction.

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Casey Affleck called his brother Ben Affleck’s “brave” to return to rehab and said he’s looking forward to seeing the actor back on his feet.”

Speaking to E! News, Affleck said he and his brother, fellow actor is still on the road to recovery since recording in a rehab in the last month.

The “Justice League” actor checked into rehab for the third time after his estranged wife, actress Jennifer Garner, who is an intervention.

“He is an alcoholic and he is in rehab,” Casey Affleck said his brother. “He is recovering and I find it very brave of him to take care of what he needs to take care of.”

“He is handling his business and getting better. I look forward to him and get back on his feet,” Affleck said.

Affleck also told Entertainment Tonight that Ben, 46 “doing great.”


The 43-year-old actor also knows what it is to battle addiction. Casey Affleck revealed last year he was three years sober after struggling with addiction.

“It is just as often going to these meetings and sit in circles and talk about everything,” Affleck said. “So when the moment came, when I realized that I had to stop, I felt like I had already all the time, so I just kind of white-knuckled at home and put me in a circle. It worked.”

Ben Affleck was spotted for the first time since last week he came into the factory in California. His rumored girlfriend, Playboy model, in House Clerk, was also seen at the weekend leaving the rehabilitation center in a vehicle believed to belong to Affleck, E! News reported.

Affleck’s rehab stint comes around the same time, his split with “Saturday Night Live” producer Lindsay Shookus. Reports said the demise toll on the actor’s sobriety.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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