Harry Potter’s Tom Felton Recalls Breaking Out of Rehab


Tom Felton Reflecting on a difficult time of his life.

The Harry PotterActor was candid about his struggles with substance abuse and how he managed to escape his rehab facility.

“I sort of broke out really,”Tom recalls an Oct. 18 conversation with CBS News. “In a fit of freedom, accidentally, not really intentionally thinking what I was doing.”

Tom stated that he went for a walk along the beach after completing rehab. He was able to escape and get help.

“A lot clicked when I managed to get down to the water,”He said. “That I needed help and I was willing to accept it.”

Tom explains this moment in detail in his new book. Beyond the Wand: The Magical and Dangerous Adventures of Growing up a Wizard

“All of a sudden, the frustration burst out of me,”He wrote. “I was, I realise now, completely sober for the first time in ages, and I had an overwhelming sense of clarity and anger.”

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