Alec Baldwin Says He’s Going Through A “Tough Time” And Thanks His Supporters

December 24, 2021 / Posted by:

Ever since Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed Halyna Hutchins, and injured Joel Souza, on the set of Rust, he has been talking a lot. Alec has issued statements, gave an impromptu roadside press conference for the paps, and did an interview with ABC News where he claimed he didn’t pull the trigger and the gun went off by itself. And the Santa Fe Police Department and District Attorney’s Office are not amused with how much Alec has been talking. But Alec isn’t done and is still talking. The thing is, being silent is always an option.

Alec posted an Instagram video message to his followers and he opens his video by saying: “I wanted to take a moment,” but this video is three minutes long, so he actually took several. via People:

Baldwin, 63, posted a video of himself on his Instagram account on Thursday, writing “Merry Christmas…” in the caption. “I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all the people who sent me such kind words and best wishes and strength and hope and prayers, thoughts and lots of encouragement,” the actor said as he stood outside. “I got hundreds, hundreds of emails from friends, family and colleagues and people I haven’t heard from in quite a while to send me strength and good wishes and so forth. I’m really grateful to them.”

Baldwin touched on the Rust shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in October, saying, “I’m looking forward to some aspects of this being behind me, of course. For everyone who is involved in this, it’ll never be behind us because someone died so tragically… I never lose sight of that, not a day goes by I don’t think about that,” he added.

The Saturday Night Live star said he was “home with my family, the only thing I care about.”

“It’s true, I only care about my wife and my kids and moving forward with my life and trying to get through a tough time, a really tough time,” he said. “I want to say thank you to all the people who sent me good wishes who sent me support. I’m really grateful for that, I feel very awkward going through this, it’s been very difficult.”

“Whatever holiday you’re celebrating, happy holidays to everybody,” he continued. “I hope that you’re as lucky as I am in one department, that you’re home with your family; I’m home with my family.”

Baldwin added, “I don’t have anything smart or original to say, just thank you to the people who sent me these great wishes. Be safe, wear a mask, get the booster. Don’t let Santa Claus down the chimney without a mask.”

Earlier this week, a source told PEOPLE Baldwin and his wife Hilaria, 37, were focusing on “spending a quiet holiday” with their six children in the Hamptons this year.

The couple shares daughters Carmen Gabriela, 8, and María Lucía Victoria, 8 months, plus sons Rafael Thomas, 6, Leonardo Ángel Charles, 5, Romeo Alejandro David, 3, and Eduardo “Edu” Pao Lucas, 13 months. Baldwin is also dad to Ireland Baldwin, 26, from his previous marriage to Kim Basinger.

“They love the holidays with their kids still being little. For Alec and Hilaria, seeing the joy in their children’s eyes has been magical as they prep for Christmas,” the source continued. “Their focus leading up to Christmas has been on the kids, decorating the tree, baking and spending quality time together… They want the kids to have the best holiday and are excited to see them open their presents,” added the insider.

Here’s the video:

The most shocking part of the video is that not once did Hilaria Baldwin pop into the frame like, “Un momento, I would just like to add one other thing….”

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