Shia LaBeouf is reportedly beginning treatment for alcohol addiction, days after the troubled actor was arrested on charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and harassment after being “disruptive” at a Broadway showing of “Cabaret.”
Contrary to reports, LaBeouf has not entered a rehab facility, but has started a 12-step program to treat alcoholism, according to TMZ.
A rep for the actor told the site that “he has taken the first of many necessary steps toward recovery.”
The news comes after a troubled — and at times, rather bizarre — few years for the “Nymphomaniac” star, with his “Cabaret” arrest being only his most recent run-in with the law. In 2008, he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor drunk driving after refusing a Breathalyzer test. Three years later, he was taken into custody after a bar fight in Los Angeles.
LaBeouf’s rep had not responded to MTV News’ request for comment by press time.