I was becoming unhireable: Colin Farrell

PTI| Updated: Nov 30, 2013, 16:15 PM IST

London: Actor Colin Farrell worried he was becoming unhireable due to his drinking and drugs issues, and insists a stint in rehab saved his career.

The 37-year-old said entering rehab for addiction to recreational drugs and painkillers in December 2005 helped salvage his Hollywood career as he worried producers wouldn`t want to hire him because of his hard-partying lifestyle, reported Contactmusic.

"I wouldn`t have been able to maintain my life. The inside of rehab was a must-see for me at that stage. I was in a bad place. I`m sure I was becoming somewhat unhireable," he said.

The Irish star says the greatest joys in his life are his two sons James, 10, and four-year-old Henry.