Ben Affleck Says He ‘Just Slipped’ After He’s Seen Stumbling out of Halloween Party

October 29, 2019 Updated: October 29, 2019

Actor Ben Affleck said that he “just slipped” up after he was seen stumbling out of a Halloween party.

“You know, it happens. Just slipped, but I’m not going to let it derail me,” Affleck told TMZ when he was asked about it. He was seen outside his ex-wife Jennifer Garner’s house on Sunday.

According to reports, he was seen stumbling at a party at La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood for the Unicef Masquerade ball on Saturday. TMZ said he was clearly stumbling and nearly fell while wearing a skull mask.

The actor has previously detailed his struggles with alcohol abuse.

On Saturday, he wrote on Instagram about staying sober.

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“But let’s be serious for a moment and talk about something that is actually important. I have been in recovery for over a year and part of that is helping out others,” Affleck said before promoting The Midnight Mission, an organization dedicated to serving the homeless.

“[The Midnight Mission] is an incredible organization that helps those in need with housing, training, development and recovery. I’m making a donation today because there are people battling addiction every day that don’t have the resources and need help,” he added.

Last year, Affleck wrote that he was going to rehab in October of last year.

At the time, he said on Instagram that he completed a 40-day stay at a treatment center.

“Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family,” Affleck wrote.

He then thanked “family, colleagues and fans” for their support, adding, “So many people have reached out on social media and spoken about their own journeys with addiction. To those people, I want to say thank you.”

“Your strength is inspiring and is supporting me in ways I didn’t think was possible. It helps to know I am not alone. As I’ve had to remind myself, if you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure. With acceptance and humility, I continue to avail myself with the help of so many people and I am grateful to all those who are there for me,” he continued.