| 24.4°C Belfast

Hunter Biden details lifelong addiction struggle in memoir

President Joe Biden’s son has revealed he fell into a ‘deep descent’ after the death of his brother Beau.

Close

Hunter Biden, centre, watches on at his father Joe’s presidential inauguration in January (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Hunter Biden, centre, watches on at his father Joe’s presidential inauguration in January (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Hunter Biden, centre, watches on at his father Joe’s presidential inauguration in January (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

President Joe Biden’s son Hunter has detailed his lifelong struggle with alcoholism and drug abuse in a new memoir.

Mr Biden, 51, wrote that “in the last five years alone, my two-decades-long marriage has dissolved, guns have been put in my face, and at one point I dropped clean off the grid, living in $59-a-night Super 8 motels off I-95 while scaring my family even more than myself”.

He said his “deep descent” into substance addiction followed the 2015 death of his older brother, Beau, who succumbed to brain cancer at age 46.

Close

Hunter Biden arrives at his father’s inauguration as president in January (Win McNamee/Pool/AP)

Hunter Biden arrives at his father’s inauguration as president in January (Win McNamee/Pool/AP)

AP/PA Images

Hunter Biden arrives at his father’s inauguration as president in January (Win McNamee/Pool/AP)

“After Beau died, I never felt more alone. I lost hope,” he wrote.

He credits his second wife, Melissa Cohen Biden, with helping him sober up, along with the love from his father and late brother.

The book, titled Beautiful Things, is set for release on Tuesday.

Daily Headlines & Evening Telegraph Newsletter

Receive today's headlines directly to your inbox every morning and evening, with our free daily newsletter.

This field is required


Top Videos



Privacy