More details have emerged about the night Shia LaBeouf spent drinking and dancing before he crashed his truck early Sunday and was charged with DUI. But more damning than the tales of his partying is an excerpt from an upcoming interview in Details magazine in which the "Indiana Jones" star discusses his drinking.
"We would drink together and smoke together," LaBeouf, 22, said about himself and his father. "And it's just a bad deal. It's not something that is conducive to being a role model — no iconic actors that I know of have problems like that. And I don't know how to do it like a gentleman. I don't know how to have one drink." LaBeouf has said in past interviews that he isn't interested in being part of the brat pack whose hard-partying ways are a staple of the weekly tabloids.
But LaBeouf's actions Saturday night at the Troubadour club in Los Angeles have landed him squarely in the tab's target. Citing an anonymous source, Usmagazine.com reported that LaBeouf was out watching the band Lemon Son and "dancing around and acting really crazy. He kept doing shots of whiskey," the source said. "He stayed until the band was done and then stumbled out of the club by himself." A short time later, LaBeouf flipped his truck while making an illegal left turn. He suffered a serious hand injury, but neither his reported passenger, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" co-star Isabel Lucas, 23, nor the other driver were seriously injured in the crash.
LaBeouf's mother, Shayna, told the magazine on Monday that "he is doing really well." The actor is expected to miss several weeks of filming on the "Transformers" sequel as he recovers, and is due in court next month to face the misdemeanor DUI charge.
However, Tyrese Gibson, who also appears in the film, scoffed when told by MTV News on Sunday that LaBeouf was expected to miss at least a month of work. "A month?" he said. "He won't be in the hospital for a month. He just hurt his hand. He can afford a private nurse."