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Philip Seymour Hoffman relapses on heroin, released from detox

FILE - This Oct. 19, 2011 file photo shows US actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at the official BFI London Film Festival screening of "The Ides of March," in central London. Lionsgate announced Monday, July 9, 2012 that Hoffman has been cast in the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, head gamemaker for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," set for release in November. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has ended a 10-day visit in a drug detox facility on Friday after relapsing on heroin, reports TMZ.

The "Catching Fire" star told the website that he had an ongoing struggle with substance abuse that ended over 20 years ago, but recently fell off the wagon and started using again. What started with prescription pain pills led into snorting heroin.

Thankfully, with support from "a great group of friends and family," the Oscar winning actor seeked help by checking into detox.

Now out, and appearing to be doing well, he's ready to jump in front of the camera again.

We wish him all the best in his recovery.

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