19 May Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers Returns to Alcohol Rehab
"The Tudors" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers is returning to London to begin treatment for his addiction to alcohol, the actor’s rep confirms to People.com.
"He just really wants to get better," a source told the magazine. "This has been an ongoing battle for him."
New York Daily News writes that the 32-year-old actor’s latest attempt to get sober follows a RadarOnline.com report that claimed he recently became "belligerent" and "disruptive" when airport staff prohibited him from boarding a flight after noticing he was "pounding drinks" before take off.
The drunken incident, which reportedly occurred at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport in early May, is said to have resulted in the actor getting banned from flying United Airlines in the future.
This isn’t the first trip to rehab for Rhys Meyers, who has had a string of airport-related incidents end in scandal
The actor first checked into rehab for alcohol abuse in May 2005. Seven months after completing a second rehab stint in 2007, the actor was arrested at a Dublin airport and charged with public intoxication and breach of the peace.
He checked into rehab a third time in February 2009 to seek treatment for his addition to alcohol. In June 2009, Rhys Meyers was detained after an alleged drunken assault on several bar employees at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.
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