Actor Shia LaBeouf, who was accused last week of disturbing a public presentation of musical “Cabaret” in New York, is undergoing treatment for alcoholism, his publicist said on Tuesday.
LaBeouf, 28, has voluntarily sought outpatient care for addiction, Melissa Kates, the former “Transformers” star’s spokeswoman, said in a statement.
The actor was arraigned last week on charges of disorderly conduct and harassment after police said he interrupted a public presentation of “Cabaret” inside New York’s Studio 54, used obscene language and got belligerent when asked to leave.
“He realizes that these recent activities are a symptom of a larger health problem and he has called for the initiative of many necessary steps towards recovery,” Kates said.
A disheveled-looking LaBeouf did not insert a plea to the New York charges, which are all misdemeanors or violations, so the former Disney child star would face minimal or no jail time if convicted.
LaBeouf’s promising career has been upended recently by bizarre behavior that has admitted attending a red carpet premiere at February’s Berlin International Film Festival wearing a brown paper bag saying “I Am Not Famous Anymore.”