Bradley Cooper opens up about his past struggles with cocaine addiction: I was so lost

Bradley Cooper made his breakthrough as a prominent cast member in Jennifer Garner's popular espionage thriller series Alias.

However, Bradley revealed on Jason Bateman, Will Arnett,

and Sean Hayes' podcast Smartless that being relegated to a guest star in the show's

third season depressed him, and developed a 'problem with drugs and alcohol.'

"I was so lost and I was addicted to cocaine — that was the other thing," Cooper said, adding,

"I severed my Achilles tendon right after I got fired-slash-quit Alias" and struggled with "zero self-esteem."

However, Bradley further admitted that he was fortunate that his

drug issues occurred while he was still relatively young and was starting his acting career.

"I did have the benefit of that happening when I was 29.