Chet Hanks, son of two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, took to Instagram on Wednesday evening where he addressed his past drug abuse and rehab stint in a series of videos.
Chet began the string of videos clearing up reports earlier this summer that he had gone missing, revealing that he had gone to rehab. "I've been in rehab. I've been trying to get my s--t together,” he said in one video, “and I'm doing pretty damn good."
"I just really had to take a look at myself and my life and the way s--t was going and all the crazy stupid s--t I was doing and just finally admit to myself that it wasn't working," Chet said in another video.
The 25-year-old rapper, who used to go by the name Chet Haze, elaborated on his past drug use, admitting to being addicted to crack and cocaine.
"A couple months ago I was selling coke [and] doing coke until I couldn't even snort it up my nose anymore because it was so clogged. I even smoked crack,” he said. “If I can change, you can change. There is a solution."
Chet captioned the video explaining that he isn't trying to "glorify anything I've done."
"There's nothing glorious about bringing yourself closer to death and prison with each day of active addiction. I'm just giving y'all the raw realness to let y'all know that this s--t here really is not a game. It's life or death," the caption continues.
In the extensive series of videos, Chet also addressed the hot water he found himself in when he used the N-word on social media, which he famously defended in since-deleted tweets.
"I know a lot of y'all kinda understood the point I was trying to make, but the truth is it's not my place to speak on that," Chet said in his mea culpa. "And I'm genuinely sorry for the people I offended."
After thanking his friends, fans and followers for their support, Chet admitted that his past actions weren’t representative of who he was or hopes to be. "You know, at the end of the day, all that stupid s--t I was doing, that's not who I am. That's not who I want to be,” he said.
He also felt pressure as the son of his famous father.
"It's been a long journey discovering who I am," Chet continued. "Because all the pressures that I've dealt with in my life -- you know, being the son of my dad and everything. Just trying to find where I fit in."
Chet concluded his series of videos with advice for others who are facing drug and substance abuse problems, telling viewers to find help.
"If you're struggling with this s--t, take yourself to a meeting," Chet said. "Call some people."
This is a noticeable change in tone from some of Chet's other social media comments, which included a threatening and violent series of tweets targeted at radio talk show host Howard Stern back in April.