Los Angeles: Actor Bradley Cooper says he quit booze because it almost ruined his life.
"I was at a party, and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor and said `Hey, look how tough I am!`," Cooper said in an interview with hollywoodreporter.com
"I did it again and spent the night at St. Vincent`s Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up," he added.
"I don`t drink or do drugs anymore. Being sober helps a great deal. I remember looking at my life, my apartment, my dogs, and I thought, `What`s happening?`. I was so concerned what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day," he said.
The 37-year-old said he felt like an outsider and realised that booze is making life worse.
"I always felt like an outsider. I just lived in my head. I realised I wasn`t going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me. I thought, `Wow, I`m actually gonna ruin my life. I`m really gonna ruin it," he said.