05/17/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Former 'Diff'rent Strokes' Star Todd Bridges: Wearing Diapers Was Drug Abuse Low Point

"When the show got canceled is when my whole life fell apart because everything caught up with me," he explains. "At 12 years old I was molested by my publicist and my father took my publicist's side."

Bridges said it was after the successful '70s sitcom ended its eight-season run that the drug addiction ensued.

"People don't realize that during the process of the show, I was always very professional, so that kind of kept me together," he said.

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