Ben Affleck returns to rehab as he battles alcohol addiction

The Batman star has checked into rehab twice before.

Ben Affleck has reportedly returned to rehab as he continues to battle an ongoing alcohol addiction.

The Oscar-winning star is believed to have checked into a treatment facility for the third time, after ex-wife Jennifer Garner urged him to seek help.

According to TMZ, Garner visited Affleck’s home on Wednesday afternoon and he was eventually seen leaving the property at 6PM.

A source told Page Six: “It’s not easy and he’s struggled with staying on a straight path before.”

The Batman star has checked into rehab twice before – first in 2001 before a second stint in March last year.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

“I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction, something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront”, Affleck revealed in 2017.

“I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be.

I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it

He added: “I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do.”

Affleck tied the knot with Jennifer Garner in  2005, before the pair announced their split in April last year.