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Philip Seymour Hoffman

First Public Event

After Heroin Detox

6/12/2013 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Philip Seymour Hoffman was all smiles at the 2013 Envision Awards in NYC yesterday ... the first major event the actor's attended since leaving detox for narcotic abuse 3 weeks ago.

Hoffman was clutching a bottle as he walked the red carpet ... but fear not, it was just some sparkling water.

We broke the story ... Hoffman entered a detox facility on the East Coast for a 10-day stint back in May ... in an effort to curb a drug problem that was spiraling out of control.

The 45-year-old Oscar winner had struggled with substance abuse in his early 20s -- but kicked the habit for 23 years -- only to fall off the wagon more than a year ago.  PSH told TMZ the problems started with pills and escalated to snorting heroin.

Hoffman got treatment to nip the problem in the bud -- and went back to work on a movie a couple of weeks ago.

FYI -- Hoffman attended the event to honor Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, Co-Presidents and Co-Founders of Sony Pictures Classics (pictured above).

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Donka Do Ball    

They got him to kick heroin by ironing his balls.

397 days ago
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paul a.    

Get well!

397 days ago
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fenuchi    

Every time I see this guys he reminds me of 2 things, porn and sharting. He is a very talented man, I wish him the best.

397 days ago
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Fred Farkel    

who?

397 days ago
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cindy    

Two questions: Why is this on TMZ when Hoffman isn't even black and why does Hoffman look like he is 65?

397 days ago
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Fallopia Lopez    

I think you accidentally put an 's' on the end of Philip Seymour Hoffman Through the Year, TMZ. All of those shots appear to be taken last month.

397 days ago
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fleabag73    

Welcome Back Mr. Hoffman!

397 days ago
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Toilethead    

I'm glad to see him kick it. That must be hell to go through.

397 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

Well. It looks like Burl Ives/Santa is alive and well.

397 days ago
10.

Observer999    

He looks great. I hope he has 30 or 40 more years of being clean.

397 days ago
11.

Los Pepes    

45??
I guess herion makes you look a helluva lot older than you really are

397 days ago
12.

liquid kitty    

Proof that anything is possible. WTG PSH!

397 days ago
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jmk    

I don't think he looks great in that picture. I think he's super talented, and I wish him well. I hope he is getting the help and support he needs.

397 days ago
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TippyToeLA    

Huh??

397 days ago
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TippyToeLA    

Sorry. That was meant as a direct reply to someone. Not everyone. : )

397 days ago
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