“I was doing a lot of stuff,” the 23-year-old recently told ES Magazine. “But meth was the main one that brought me down.”
Penn recalled his dad’s reaction to his drug problems, saying, “I went to rehab because I woke up in a hospital and my dad was like, ‘Rehab? Or bus bench?’ I was like, ‘I’ll take the bed.’”
“Thank God I got out of that because that was the worst time in my life,” he continued. “Because it’s not fun when it gets to a point where you just need it.”
Penn completed rehab three years ago and has been working on staying clean and pursuing an acting career ever since.