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Philip Seymour Hoffman appears in a scene from the 2012 movie The Master. - Provided courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Philip Seymour Hoffman treated for heroin abuse, reports say

05/31/2013 by Corinne Heller

Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman recently underwent treatment for addictions to heroin and prescription drugs, reports say.

The 45-year-old actor spent 10 days in a detox facility earlier this month and checked out last Friday, E! News said on May 31, following a report by TMZ. Hoffman's spokesperson had no immediate comment.

E! News reported that the actor, a father of three, began to get addicted to prescription pills a year ago and then snorted heroin for about a week, after which he entered a detox facility on the East Coast.

""He recognized it and took care of it," the source told the outlet. "He's doing well and back to work."

Hoffman had said on the CBS show "60 Minutes" in 2006 that he battled addictions to drugs and alcohol when he was a teenager. After undergoing rehab at age 22, he then became sober.

Hoffman won an Oscar for his leading role in the 2005 film "Capote." He has also been nominated for his performances in the movies "The Master" (pictured above), "Charlie Wilson's War" and "Doubt" and has also appeared in films such as "The Big Lebowski" and "Almost Famous" and "The Hunger Games."

He can be seen next in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," playing Plutarch Heavensbee. The movie is set for release in November.

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