Colin Farrell: 'Rehab Was Horrible'

Actors Jamie Foxx (L) and Colin Farrell arrive at the Universal Pictures premiere of "Miami Vice" held at the Mann's Village Theatre on July 20, 2006 in Westwood, California.
The ShowBuzz's Judy Faber researched and wrote this story.

Collin Farrell says he's beaten his drinking problem, but it wasn't easy.

"I knocked that on the head, I haven't had a drop in six months," the Irish actor said Monday on The Late Show With David Letterman. "It was tough. It was something that I did every day for about fifteen years so it was tough, yeah, absolutely."

The 30-year-old actor said that he decided to get help when he realized his fast-paced Hollywood lifestyle was taking its toll on him and affecting his ability to be a good father to his two-year-old son James.

"I was just juggling so many things. I've been on such a mad trip for six or seven years, that I just had to step back and have a look at my life," he said. "Having my son, as well, was the primary reason. I just wanted to be there for him. I wanted to be clear, be around him, and remember being with him."

Farrell checked himself into a treatment center in December 2005 and was released in January 2006. He said that being in rehab had its good and bad points.

"It was horrible in one way, because I went away because I was pretty sick," he said. "But in another way it was great, because it was a very safe environment with a bunch of people who were looking to sort out things in their life."

"But I don't want to go back," he added.

Farrell probably also appreciated the lack of drama on the Letterman set - a marked contrast to last Thursday, when a woman who has sued him twice jumped on stage and confronted him at a taping of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."

The actor obtained a restraining order against Dessarae Bradford, 31, the following day, requiring her to stay away from him, pending an Aug. 16 hearing before a judge. The order also protects James and James' mother, Kim Bordenave.

In a note posted on her website,, Bradford claimed that she's not stalking Farrell, because she's "too self-absorbed to ever stalk anyone."

Bradford filed suits in December 2004 and July 2005 against Farrell, both of which were dismissed.

She re-filed a suit in Federal District Court in Los Angeles in May for ten million dollars, claiming that Farrell stalked her through phone messages and email during a six month period in 2004.

Colin Farrell has become an unwitting muse for Bradford, who has self-published the book "Colin Farrell, A Dark Twisted Puppy" and recorded an underground house song called "Colin Farrell Is My Bitch."

The song's explicit lyrics also mention actor Alec Baldwin, for whom she wrote a separate book, "My S/M Romp With Alec Baldwin."
By Judy Faber