Wednesday 28 September 2016

Jonathan Rhys Meyers breaks his silence on those drinking photos: 'I hope people don't think too badly of me'

Published 26/05/2015 | 12:04

Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers appears to have fallen off the wagon in London. Picture: XposurePhotos.com
Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers appears to have fallen off the wagon in London. Picture: XposurePhotos.com
Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers appears to have fallen off the wagon in London. Picture: XposurePhotos.com
Mara Lane with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and his grandmother
Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Mara Lane at The Irish Post Awards 2014 and Business Gala Dinner held at the London Hilton, Park Lane

Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has posted an apology on his girlfriend Mara Lane’s Instagram account.

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Last week, the Cork native was pictured in London looking dishevelled, with stains on his clothing and drinking a bottle of vodka in the street.

He has a well documented struggle with alcohol abuse and has previously completed several different rehab programmes over the years.

The former Tudors star, who has no social media presence, took to his fiancee Mara Lane's Instagram account to apologise for his behaviour and described it as a "minor relapse".

Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers appears to have fallen off the wagon in London. Picture: XposurePhotos.com
Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers appears to have fallen off the wagon in London. Picture: XposurePhotos.com

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“Mara and I are thankful for your support and kindness during this time," he wrote.

“I apologise for having a minor relapse and hope that people don’t think too badly of me."

Meyers is currently linked to a new action film, Damascus Cover, which was looking for looking for international distributors at the Cannes Film Festival.

“I stopped drinking immediately and it is no reflection of Damascus Cover [his new movie] as I was not meant to attend Cannes this year and I apologise to friends and colleagues," he added.

“I am on the mend and thank well wishers and sorry for my dishevelled appearance as I was on my home from a friend’s and had not changed. I feel I made a mistake and feel quite embarrassed but this was a little blip in my recovery, otherwise I’m living a healthy life. Love and blessing #Rebel #Angel.”

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Mara Lane at The Irish Post Awards 2014 and Business Gala Dinner held at the London Hilton, Park Lane
Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Mara Lane at The Irish Post Awards 2014 and Business Gala Dinner held at the London Hilton, Park Lane

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