Jonathan Rhys Meyers Checks into Rehab Again

February 26, 2009 By:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Checks into Rehab Again

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has decided to check himself into rehab again.

He’s already been once; doing a quick stint at Promises in Malibu in 2005, but his problems with alcohol just seem to have gotten worse, and he’s checked into a facility in England this time.

The buzz about his drinking problem began earlier this month when Meyers didn’t show up to the IFTAS in Dublin, where The Tudors ended up winning 10 awards.

You’d think he’d want to be there to celebrate, seeing that he’s the star of the show, but many think he may have been suffering from a little hangover because he was seen buying a bottle of vodka in London the day prior. He also missed the Oscar Wilde Awards in LA, which were celebrated right before the Academy Awards.

Unlike many people with drinking problems, his alcoholism seems to have started late in life. Jonathan says, "I didn't start drinking until I was 25. Since then I've been drunk maybe a dozen and a half times. When I do I'm like Bambi. I'm all over the place, hopeless, like a 16-year-old kid. People notice.”

A Tudors insider says, "He is one of the nicest guys in the world, he's a pleasure to work with. He has his demons all right, and he's trying to cope with them as best he can. I couldn't have coped with even 2pc of what's being written about him. He is also great with children. If any kids ever come on the set he's really nice to them. He gets down and talks to them face to face and makes sure they get autographs and whatever they want. He's brilliant that way."

Speaking of the fate of The Tudors, we’ll have to wait even longer for the next season, as it’s not scheduled to begin shooting until June.

Hopefully that gives him enough time to get back on track! He’s such an amazing actor so we’re happy to see him taking care of his personal problems in a professional way. We know he’ll bounce back!