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Jonathan Rhys Meyers apologizes for recent alcoholic relapse

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who has been to rehab

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who has been to rehab three times, admits to having a minor relapse, adding he has promised to stop drinking immediately. Credit: AP

Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, star of Showtime's "The Tudors" and NBC's "Dracula," has apologized for an alcoholic relapse.

Posting on the Instagram page of his fiancee, actress Mara Lane, Tuesday, Meyers wrote: "Mara and I are thankful for your support and kindness during this time. I apologize for having a minor relapse and hope that people don't think too badly of me. I stopped drinking immediately and it is no reflection on 'Damascus Cover' as I was not meant to attend Cannes this year and I apologize to fans and colleagues." The espionage thriller was sold at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Meyers, 37, was photographed in London earlier this month looking disheveled and holding a bottle.

"I am on the mend and thank well wishers and sorry for my disheveled appearance," the actor said in his post, "as I was on my way home from a friends and had not changed I feel I made a mistake and feel quite embarrassed but this was just a blip in my recovery otherwise I'm living a healthy life. Love and blessings."

In April 2007, his publicist confirmed Meyers had checked into a facility for alcohol treatment "to maintain his recovery." The representative also confirmed in May 2010 that Meyers was receiving treatment. Unconfirmed reports claim he also had checked into rehab in early 2005 and in February 2009.


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