Shia LaBeouf Seeking Treatment for Alcoholism
Shia LaBeouf is seeking treatment for addiction to alcohol, his rep tells The Hollywood Reporter.
"Contrary to previous erroneous reports, Shia LaBeouf has not checked into a rehabilitation facility but he is voluntarily receiving treatment for alcohol addiction," the rep says in a statement. "He understands that these recent actions are a symptom of a larger health problem and he has taken the first of many necessary steps towards recovery."
The announcement comes days after the actor's June 26 arrest at a Broadway performance of Cabaret, where he was escorted out in handcuffs after allegedly causing a disturbance. He was later charged with five misdemeanor counts of trespassing, disorderly conduct and harassment. Earlier in the day, he was videotaped fighting with a homeless person.
The arrest marks just the latest in a series of strange antics from LaBeouf — including a skywriting apology, declaring his retirement from public life and wearing paper bag on his head at a red carpet event. He also undertook an #IAmSorry performance art piece, in which he invited people to join him in a room while he sat silently.