Shia LaBeouf Not in Rehab But Seeking Treatment for Alcoholism After Arrest

Celebrity News Jul. 1, 2014 AT 8:25PM
Shia LaBeouf Shia LaBeouf is not in rehab, but he is seeking treatment for addiction to alcohol in the wake of his June 26 arrest Credit: D Dipasupil/FilmMagic

Shia LaBeouf is not in rehab—but he is getting help. The actor's rep told Us Weekly on Tuesday, July 1, that the 28-year-old star is seeking treatment for alcoholism in the wake of his arrest last week.

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"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 said in a statement to Us. "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."

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As previously reported, LaBeouf was handcuffed and escorted out of New York City's Studio 54 theater on Thursday, June 26, for allegedly causing a disturbance during a performance of the Broadway show Cabaret, starring Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming. He was later charged with disorderly conduct, harassment, and trespassing.

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Following his arrest, the Nymphomaniac actor spent time in a holding cell before being released. He was arraigned at Midtown Community Court on Friday, June 27.

Rumors surfaced that LaBeouf had checked himself into rehab earlier this week, but he was photographed out and about on Tuesday. In pictures, the former Disney star can be seen carrying what appears to be an Alcoholics Anonymous book.

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