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Colton Haynes has shared a handful of of the heritage of pictures from when he hit rock bottom about a year ago, including a disturbing image of his body is covered in bruises as he fought through his addiction problems.
“Throwback. I don’t want to have to worry about if I look hot or not on Instagram to be part of my legacy. I don’t want to make the skirt around the truth, trying to please other people or to gain economic prosperity,” the “Arrow,” the star captioned the image.
“There’s a lot more important things to say than what’s, magazine, I like the shot, or what tv show I’m a part of (even Though I’m really, really grateful that I’m still going to do what I love to do). I don’t want to be the project curator of the art of life.”
In March, Haynes, 31, revealed he has hit rock bottom, to going on a week-long bender, which resulted in his admission to hospital.
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“I locked myself in a hotel room at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Beverly Hills, california, for seven days, and it was found to be in the room with these crazy bruises all over my body,” he said in an interview with Attitude Magazine. “It was as if someone had beaten the s–t out of me. I couldn’t walk, so I would go everywhere. I spent much of my damaged kidney and ended up in the hospital and ended up in a 5150 psych hold. I was on such a destructive path, and that I would not be able to function.”
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The “Teen Wolf” alum, who completed his divorce from the florist, Jeff Leatham, earlier this month, and now he says he is feeling “immense joy” when a fan approaches him to thank him for his honesty about his mental health and addiction struggles.
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“I have been struggling for the past few years, trying to find my voice and where I fit in, and that was the best fight I’ve ever had to go through,” Haynes continued in his Instagram caption. “You’ll have to worry about what time to post on social media, so I can make the most of my wants, or be angry with myself, that I am not in the same way as I did when I was addicted to pills, it is a complete waste of the reason why I am here on this earth. I’m posting this to let y’all in on my truth.”