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Everyone knows Terry Crews from something. As a former NFL player. Or that guy who played the president in Idiocracy. Perhaps as the ripped dude from the Old Spice commercials who gave Isaiah Amir Mustafa a run for his money with his crazy peck-flexes. Or maybe you just recognize him for his yogurt-loving ways as Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords on Fox series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

What you probably don’t recognize him for is his porn addiction. But he had one, and he isn’t afraid to talk about it.

In a video that Crews recently posted to Facebook, he opens up about how the addiction nearly ruined his life six or seven years ago. Although the 47-year-old father of five came clean about the addiction a couple of years ago, this is the first time he seems to be speaking out about it in a real and candid way.

“It affected everything. My wife was literally like, ‘I don’t know you anymore. I’m out of here.’ I had to change,” he tells he camera, referring to his wife since 1990, singer Rebecca King Crews. “I literally had to go to rehab for it. What I found, was that by not telling people it becomes more powerful. But when you tell and put it out there just like I’m doing right now to the whole world, it loses its power.”

Crews is far from the first celebrity to be opening up about sexual addiction (David Duchovny has also been to rehab for sex addiction in the past), but his message seems to be one that’s resonating with fans.

“It changes the way you think about people. People become objects. People become body parts; they become things to be used rather than people to be loved,” he also reveals. “If day turns into night and you are still watching, you probably have got a problem. And that was me.”

The video, “Dirty Little Secret” runs about five minutes and has been seen more than three million times.

“This thing has become a worldwide problem,” he adds. “I didn’t tell anybody. It was my secret, nobody knew. And that allowed it to grow… it’s become my battle to help people going through the same thing. There are a lot of people who can’t stop, and I’m here to help them.”

Check out the whole video, as shot in his car, below. And be sure to stick it out until the end, with a very special partial rendition of Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles.”

Dirty Little Secret

Posted by Terry Crews on Thursday, February 11, 2016