Days after he was expelled from a Broadway performance of Cabaret and arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass, Shia LaBeouf is receiving voluntary treatment for alcohol abuse.
On June 26, the 28-year-old actor was handcuffed and escorted out of Manhattan’s Studio 54 during the show’s first act after he allegedly disrupted the performance by yelling at the actors and smoking. He was released from jail the next day.
Photographers keeping tabs on LaBeouf in the aftermath captured him carrying Alcoholics Anonymous literature, and his publicist recently released the following statement:
“Contrary to previous erroneous reports, Shia LaBeouf has not checked into a rehabilitation facility but he is voluntarily receiving treatment for alcohol addiction.
“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.”