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Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Returning to Rehab

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Returning to Rehab

Jonathan Rhys Meyers will check into a London treatment facility to treat his alcohol addiction.

The 32-year-old actor, who first entered rehab in 2007, “really wants to get better,” a source close to him tells People. “This has been an ongoing battle for him.”

Jonathan‘s rep confirmed that he is continuing treatment for his addiction but wouldn’t comment further.

Earlier this month, rumors circulated that JRM was banned from flying United Airlines after an alcohol-induced incident.

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# 1

Love him and hope he can kick it. He’s too talented to waste.

# 2

And it was reported that he said the N-word too.. He needs more than help…

# 3

reported by who? Some tabloid quoting some unnamed source?

# 4

That’s a cute photo of him

# 5

Racists walk amongst us everywhere. He must have said some pretty awful things to get banned for life on United airlines. He’s on a no-fly list now. Idiot.

# 6

No one really knows if he said the N word so I think its a little premature to be calling the guy a racist. He seems actually very kind and open minded, so I hope he gets this mess under controle.

# 7

I hope he gets better. Too much talent there to be wasted. :)

# 8

My baby :( Get better pls Jonny xo

# 9

Call me racist if you want but it seems absolutely stupid in my mind when discussing a word itself to refer to it abstractly as ‘the n-word’. The word is ******, and if you’re having a reasonable mature discussion about there isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t refer to it properly.
There’s a difference between me saying the word ****** in this context and throwing it at someone as an insult.

wish him the best, he’s a great actor!

@photoshop: He says lot of stuuupid arrogant things. Like what he said about women who choose not to go nu.de in movies. Idk if that’s the drink talking or if he’s just that ignorant, whatever.

I’m sick of these people who hide behind their ‘acting talents’ to try and excuse bad behaviour. Now, he’s off to rehab, probably to get out of charges of some kind being filed. I don’t know what he did on the plane, but bet if it were you or me, we would have been in the slammer. You don’t get banned from an airline for the trivial.

@Halli:

Exactly “nen” obviously can’t put two and two together..

I n F a m o u s l y C o o l... @ 05/19/2010 at 12:21 pm

…fcuk him. fcuk him and any other loser who cant get their shiit together.

eyeh8twilight @ 05/19/2010 at 12:33 pm

Why are all of the sexy celebrities drunks?

@I n F a m o u s l y C o o l…: Lol I just love how your comments are always straight to the point.

he seems to really fall off the wagon at this exact time of the year. Remember last year at the Paris airport, right before he was supposed to start filming the 4th/final season the The Tudors?
Henry Cavill is way more hotter than Johnny.

@I n F a m o u s l y C o o l…:

you’re right. they are idiots. they know what consequences they are going to face when they do things like tha and yet they do themt. they are pathetic. that’s it.

He is a really talented actor and I was shocked to learn that he was thrown off yet another flight for drunken behaviour. Apparently he was in rehab not so long ago so his problems must be very serious and I hope that he will have the courage and strength to overcome this addiction.

Some celebrities are d drunks for the same reason some non-celebrities are drunks.
1) They’re insecure
2) they medicate their emotions with booze
3) they started drinking because everyone else was doing it, now they can’t stop
4) They’re immature and too self-involved
5) They can’t handle stress 6) they try to live up to other people’s expectations
7) they question or can’t deal with their s*exually and or s*exual preference.
8) they have a genetic disposition for alcoholism
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There may be any number of reasons, but the bottom line is that celebrity doesn’t make you immune to the problems that other people go through. You can’t run, you can’t hide; you just need to learn what motivates you to drink and deal with the problem. There are no easy solutions or magic wand waving that makes it all go away. You have to be committed enough to do the hard work and keep working at it the rest of your life.
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He obviously, in the past, has not made a commitment to getting his alcoholism under control. That’s a life time commitment not to take another drink. You are never cured. Robert Downey Jr. once said that giving up drugs wasn’t hard, it was deciding that he WANTED to give them up that was hard. The man loved cocaine, he had to decide that he wanted a sober life more.
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I don’t know who this Meyers is, but he won’t be well until he gets real with himself. You can’t go to Rehab just to clean up your reputation or avoid jail time; he needs to go because he doesn’t want to be a drunk anymore. At the end of the day he will need to do a LOT of soul searching, something that is scary to a lot of people; but you can’t know what drives you until you know YOU. Looking in the mirror and confronting the insecurities and anxieties isn’t easy, but nether is being a drunk.

That's sad @ 05/19/2010 at 1:54 pm

@[marie]:
He did?? Isn’t his girlfriend black or part black? She must be really disappointed in him :(

sexythang @ 05/19/2010 at 2:21 pm

@photoshop:

Uh the same people that reported the tirade reported that he said the n word. This is just an attempt to sweep it under the rug. “He wants to get better”. He needs sympathy now. It’s bad enough being a drunk, but being known as a racist drunk will certainly kill his career.

Drive Bye @ 05/19/2010 at 3:06 pm

Really, the “N” word? I thought the Irish were treated like dirt by the English (During the Potato Famine the English Landlords let them starve) and in America they lived in slums like the rest of the immigrants- all sorts of cliche’s about Irish due to their strict Catholisism and lack of birth control. One would think Irish would not be racist … but there it is.

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