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Rhys Meyers ‘drinking himself into oblivion’

Published 26/05/2015

Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is said to be in a bad way with alcoholism right now.

The Tudors star was spotted sipping vodka from the bottle while walking the streets of London on May 15.

And Jonathan, who has been admitted to rehab for alcoholism three times in the past, is said to be off the wagon in a major way right now.

“He’s been a mess for years, always drinking himself into oblivion,” a source told InTouch magazine. “He drinks until he’s fall-down, passed-out drunk. He’s a super talent with a terrible addiction. It truly is a tragedy.”

While drinking vodka in public a few weeks ago, Jonathan looked extremely disheveled, as the fly in his trousers was down and a prominent stain glared from his t-shirt.

However, it’s claimed the 37-year-old star barely even noticed his appearance on the day.

“He was pretty far gone,” an alleged eyewitness noted. “He stumbled into a liquor store already drunk, looking for more booze.”

Sad news of Jonathan’s apparent relapse has emerged just months after it was revealed last December he became engaged to wed film producer Mara Lane. The pair were together for just 11 months before becoming betrothed.

Jonathan, who’s been arrested and fined for public intoxication in the past, has previously spoken about his battle with alcoholism.

"I was wild, I was as wild as you can get,” he told British newspaper The Mirror in November 2013.

"At some point you come to a place – and I was lucky because some of my friends have never got to that place – where I saw it as something that was separate from me. It is kind of insanity to do it to that level. I was able to come to that realisation and I look for different things in life now.”

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