Hollywood Icon Reveals Private Drinking Problem To The Public

In an interview broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs,”  actor Simon Pegg said that he masked his drinking while filming “Mission: Impossible III.”

Having anything like that in your life makes you very sneaky, as Pegg told the show’s presenter, Lauren Laverne. 

According to his IMDB page, Pegg played the character of Benji Dunn, an IMF technician for the famous film series, and then repeated the role in several sequels.

He claims that he began experiencing mental health problems in his youth and that it was around this time that he began abusing alcohol. Until the film’s 2006 release, Pegg didn’t talk about the difficulties he had during filming.

The birth of Pegg’s daughter 14 years ago was a turning point in his life that led him to seek treatment for his addiction.

In the next few months, Pegg will make his sixth appearance as Dunn in the “Mission: Impossible” film series. The trailer for “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” suggests a summer 2017 release in the United States.

According to Health.gov Australia, as long as the weekly use of alcohol is less than ten typical beverages and daily consumption of alcohol is less than 4, the risk of death from alcohol-related illness and injury stays below 1 in 100 among men and women. 

The less alcohol you consume, the less likely you are to have adverse effects. The long-term consequences of alcohol use suggest problems with one’s mental health, such as an elevated suicide risk.

The website explains that one might grow reliant or addicted to alcohol if you have a history of depression or anxiety or if there is a history of alcoholism in your family.

Alcoholism can cause Cirrhosis or liver failure and cardiovascular concerns such as excessive blood pressure, heart damage, and heart attacks. Various cancers, sexual dysfunctions, male infertility, and illnesses affecting the brain and nervous system, such as stroke and dementia.