Hard-living movie star Nick Nolte is pleased he was arrested driving under the influence of prescription drug GHB last year (02) - because it forced him to confront his demons.

The veteran HULK star - who has a well-publicised history of alcohol and drug abuse - also received support from friends including screen legend MARLON BRANDO.

Nick, 62, says, "Marlon called me just before I went to rehab and said, 'I don't know what your problem is but all I can say is don't run or hide from pain.'

"I know I can't after my arrest. But I'm really glad it happened. I wouldn't change a thing."

17/07/2003 17:27