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Zac Efron Opens Up About Life Before Rehab: The Press Was Everywhere & I Needed a Social Lubricant

Zac Efron Opens Up About Life Before Rehab: The Press Was Everywhere & I Needed a Social Lubricant

Zac Efron opened up about being young and famous and his stint in rehab while on Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

“The challenging part was never the work…it was sort of the in-between work. The socials aspects. Everywhere you go to an extent there is press,” the 26-year-old actor said.

He detailed to Bear that there were press everywhere and “it can be very confusing.”

“Pretty soon, you need a social lubricant. It was getting to the point where I was caring less about the work and caring more about the weekend. I couldn’t wait to go out. And sort of let loose and have fun. But when Monday and Tuesday were difficult to get through, then I was like ‘ugh this is bad.’”

Watch what else Zac had to say about his stints in rehab…

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  • Lauren901

    Wish him the best

  • Jo

    he’s so hot

  • Just sayin’

    When the hell he became addicted then? I bet it was much harder while he was still involved with HSM, now he has more space,because there’s other young stars to stalk. Looks like he was off the rails for some time, but he somehow managed to stay out of the press. So why did he even released that rehab statment? It could have been his dirty little secret.
    But at this point it’s great that he got pass that so gracefully. He looks good.

  • Rachel

    Wishing him the best.

    Good luck, Zac.

  • Closet

    He has lots of practice with lubricant….

  • .458 SOCOM

    Grylls is a faggo fraud that places like America laugh at.

  • Leila

    Cant take him seriously when he tries to act “butch”. You can tell he has trained himself to speak in a unnatural deep tone.

  • link

    Oh gay comments again. How so original. Idk where are the people worse, Here or on TMZ. Bitter, jealous and pressed people unsatisfied their lives, they need to make daily gossip comments about how Zac is actually gay because they are actually a closet case behind the computer.

    With that said, I wish Zac the best. Be on the top of the world kiddo. I root for you.

  • Lulli

    What a dildo would say, “well he needs that “social lubricant” more than ever with Michelle.”

  • .458 SOCOM

    @link: Not reading anything about that Zac, but “Grylls” would be dead fast trying to tag along with the real special forces of the real world outside of this television fiction.

  • Cate

    That is a terrible pic.

  • link

    @.458 SOCOM: i meant ppl like Closet

  • Zachole

    What bull! Don’t blame the media for your addiction. Own up to your mistakes

  • Zachole

    You blame anything but you. Youre such a cokehead.

  • lauren

    what a clever user name u have.

  • lauren

    what a clever user name u have.

  • Sheila

    HAHA! I love these Zac threads the comments are seriously funny. Dude is messing around with a shemale in their 30′s who can’t act, gets a Vanessa Hudgens haircut with bangs and dresses like a teenager! I mean who the fff wears spongebob and a beanie for that matter you ugly filth. Zac i say you need more than rehab get yourself effing therapist and disappear with that shemale of yours.

  • Too bad

    Too bad he fell off the rails right after he filmed this and he totally back with every bad influence and the people who enabled him. As long as he is with them the will be right back into the temptation. The new GF is a nut case and she looks and acts high all the time. If he does anything wrong she looks like she will bust his bal*s. Every time they kiss his gets alcohol to that is already a bad thing. Plus she has him totally back at the club scene I won’t even go to the sex she prefers. . If he lives to survive it will be a miracle.

  • WTH

    Is that what they call cocaine and Molly now social lubricant? LOL
    too bad he was lying , I hope he gets back to AA & NA soon. He seems like a good guy it’s too bad he in is denial.

  • R……

    If he was using drugs alone at home and using them to go anywhere he is a full out drug addict and he is back in the social club scene and his old friends wayy too soon . If he hasn’t caved yet he will soon. He is not superman and the minute something goes wrong in his life he will want to ease the pain. He is not strong enough, to be back with the old influences and friends he partied so hard with.

  • lauren

    @too bad
    to be fair we actually really dont know whats going on with michelle and zac, yes it may seem like we do, but we really dont, at the end of the day its zacs choice on who he wants to spend time with and also zac was starting to hang with michelle back in may for some whatever reason, yes i agree michelle is a total nut-case and she doesnt wanna change so alot of ppl think this wont end well or it end soon at some point, hoping not one of them ends up dead

  • Z

    At least Zac is being honest about his struggles and realizing that something in his life needed to change. I respect him a lot and I’m rooting for him! Addiction is never an easy road but I see he’s learning every day. He has my support!

  • sandy

    The leopard can not change its spots”! the old proverbs are never wrong …….

  • Claudia

    Wish you the best, my lovely Zac!!! I’m really happy you’re ok now, I hope you keep that up! Love you <3 :D

  • Sally Smith

    Bear is a former lover of Jake Gas well. He loves the twinks that are bottoms.

  • Roxier

    Best Wishes to Zac as he continues to recover. However, if indeed Michelle is his girlfriend, he’s going to need more help to stay clear of that train wreck.