As many will know either from personal experience or from someone they know, quitting smoking is no easy feat and in fact many attempt it several times before they are able to fully kick the habit.
Many try strange or non-typical ways to accomplish this and Colin Farrell’s personal story on quitting smoking definitely goes under the strange category. The 39-year-old True Detective star is on the cover of the September issue of Men’s Health and inside talked about how he got himself in better health by quitting smoking.
“I wrote a breakup letter to the Spirit of Tobacco. I got a frying pan and tossed the letter with a load of tobacco, put some paraffin over it, and lit a match that sent a big, wallowing cloud up into the sky. Then I didn’t have a cigarette for another two years.” Hey, it may be strange, but as long as it works!
Farrell once admitted to smoking 40-50 cigarettes so it was definitely a big feat for the Irish hunk; however it’s not the only habit he has been able to break. Farrell went to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction in 2005 and has now been sober for a decade thanks to the treatment.
Formerly labeled as both a womanizer and “bad-boy,” he also opened up about the change in his priorities to focusing on his sons James, 11, and Henry, 5, while also admitting he has been single for five years.
“It’s not that I don’t get lonely sometimes, but I’m okay about it. The most significant aspect of my life lives far away from anywhere that a camera is needed. You play the part and do interviews but don’t overextend yourself or put on a mask or change your name. When you get home, the only thing that matters is your son is not eating his turkey sandwiches and he’s not into avocado anymore, so you have to find something new that he’ll eat for lunch.”