LaBeouf gets help for alcoholism

MESSED UP: LaBeouf leaving a Midtown Manhattan court in New York City on Friday.


    Jul 03, 2014

    LaBeouf gets help for alcoholism


    ACTOR Shia LaBeouf, who was accused last week of disturbing a performance of the musical Cabaret in New York, is undergoing treatment for alcoholism, his publicist said on Tuesday.

    LaBeouf, 28, has voluntarily sought outpatient care for addiction, Melissa Kates, the former Transformers star's spokesman, said in a statement.

    The actor was arraigned last week on charges of disorderly conduct and harassment after police said he interrupted a performance of Cabaret inside New York's Studio 54, used obscene language and became belligerent when asked to leave.

    "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," Ms Kates said.

    A dishevelled-looking LaBeouf did not enter a plea to the New York charges, which are all misdemeanours or violations so the former Disney child star would face minimal or no jail time if convicted.

    His promising career has been upended recently by bizarre behaviour that has included attending a red-carpet premiere at February's Berlin International Film Festival wearing a brown paper bag saying "I Am Not Famous Anymore".