'60 Minutes' Set to Air Interview With the Late Philip Seymour Hoffman -- With Additional Material About Rehab TheWrap
The CBS News program “60 Minutes” will re-air an interview with the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, with the network also re-editing to include some unaired material, such as Hoffman discussing a rehab stint, reports TheWrap.com.
The interview with Steve Kroft, which was taped in 2006, will air Sunday.
“In the interview, Hoffman candidly discussed his struggles with substance abuse, admitting, ‘it was anything I could get my hands on … I liked it all,’” TheWrap reports.
Hoffman also discussed a stint in rehab when he was younger, saying it saved his life.
“I went [to rehab], I got sober when I was 22 years old,” the actor told Croft, according to the article. “You get panicked … and I got panicked for my life,” Hoffman said. “It really was just that.”
As previously reported, Hoffman was found dead Sunday, with what officials said was a syringe in his arm and bags of heroin in his apartment. He had recently made plans to star in a Showtime comedy series, "Happyish," as we reported in January.