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Brad praised Alcoholics Anonymous for helping him confront his ugly sides (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Brad Pitt has opened up about his time in Alcoholics Anonymous and believes it was freeing to talk about his own personal issues.

The star was a member of AA for 18 months after a reported row over his drinking ended his marriage to Angelina Jolie.

Joining an all-male sector of the group, Brad claims it gave him the opportunity to speak without judgement for the first time.

He told New York Times: It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself.

It was actually really freeing just to expose the ugly sides of yourself. Theres great value in that.

I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges, he added.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Action Press/REX (10352421t) Brad Pitt 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' film premiere, Berlin, Germany - 01 Aug 2019
Brad is now feeling better than ever after confronting his demons (Picture: Rex)

The Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor spoke about his sobriety for the first time in 2017, during which time he joked that at its height, he could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka.

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Now back to better health, the star is currently at Venice Film Festival promoting new movie Ad Astra, which comes hot on the tail of his role in Quentin Tarantinos Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

While at the event, it was spotted that he had got a new tattoo of a silhouetted man and his shadow.

Alongside it was scripture that read: There exists a field, beyond all notions of right and wrong. I will meet you there.

It is unknown what the meaning of this new ink is, but some fans have speculated that it could be a reference to the 2008 movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in which the actor played the titular character.

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