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Chet Hanks says Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson sent him to a strict Utah ‘wilderness program’ as a teen

Chet Hanks has opened up about being sent to a wilderness camp in Utah in 2008 when he was dealing with addiction issues as a high school student.

The 32-year-old rapper/actor, who appears in the Ivan paycheck podcast Last week, he remembered waking up one day to see a couple of big men standing by his bed ready to take him to camp.

Chet, the son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, both 66, described the course of events: “Bald heads, like military men that look like gorillas, you know? And I’m like, ‘What the hell? What the hell is going on?” They’re like, “You’re coming with us, we can do this the easy way or the hard way.”

The Latest: Chet Hanks, 32, has opened up about being sent to a wilderness camp in Utah in 2008 when he was dealing with addiction issues as a high school student. He appeared on the Ivan Paychecks podcast last week.

Chet, who has been seen on shows like Empire and Shameless, said he was taken on a nine-hour drive to southern Utah, where he lived “homeless” and did manual labor.

He described the activities he participated in during his time at the Utah wilderness camp, saying he “was there longer than anyone.”

Chet continued: ‘They just walked us in circles with an 80 pound package. There are many things going through your mind.

Chet noted that he was “under observation” during his time at the camp, saying staff members were “psychoanalyzing and tearing him apart.”

Chet said he felt his parents, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, both 66, had been “manipulated all the time” because the camp charged them an expensive daily fee. They were photographed last week at an event in Los Angeles.

Chet said he was taken on a nine-hour drive to southern Utah, where he lived “homeless” and did manual labor.

Chet said he was taken on a nine-hour drive to southern Utah, where he lived “homeless” and did manual labor.

Chet said he felt his parents had been “manipulated all the time” because the camp charged them an expensive daily fee.

He said organizers at the facility viewed Hollywood stars as “whales” who possessed the “resources to keep it” at the facility for a “long time.”

Said Chet, “I was there longer than anyone else I’ve ever seen come or go on the entire show, except for one kid who was there for six months.”

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Chet said he learned to lean on faith and find comfort in being alone.

“When you have absolutely nothing to occupy your mind… except deathly silence, a week feels like a month,” Chet said.

Chet noted that he was “under observation” during his time at the camp, saying staff were “psychoanalyzing and dismembering” him.

On September 13, Chet took to Instagram to declare that he had been sober for a full year.

On September 13, Chet took to Instagram to declare that he had been sober for a full year.

He said, ‘All in.’ The decision was final. Never go back to that shit. Ever. This is just the beginning. Today could be the day that changes your life forever.’

Chet made headlines earlier this year when he said he didn’t grow up with a “strong male role model” in a YouTube video titled “The Truth About Growing Up Like Hanks.”

He said in the February clip: “I didn’t have a strong male role model telling me, ‘Bro, fuck these people, they’re just jealous of you.'”

Chet made headlines earlier this year when he said he didn’t grow up with a “strong male role model” in a YouTube video titled “The Truth About Growing Up Like Hanks.”

Chet in April also opened up about the cultural appropriation claims against him while appearing on Showtime’s talk show ZIWE.

Chet in April also opened up about the cultural appropriation claims against him while appearing on Showtime’s talk show ZIWE.

Host Ziwe asked Hanks, who has spoken in the past with a Jamaican patois accent: ‘Is there a marginalized community you want to apologize to? I don’t know, maybe the Patois community?’

He responded to the question, “No, I don’t feel like I’ve really done anything offensive, so I don’t.”

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