[Blind Gossip] This movie star has a drinking problem. He knows it, everybody knows it. He’s not a fun drunk, either. He gets nasty and violent.
After his most recent incident, we asked someone close to the situation about his problem. He didn’t go through a formal rehab program last time. He did the private counseling thing instead. Was that a mistake?
He won’t go to rehab. Rehab is all rules and structure. He doesn’t like rules. He doesn’t like structure. He thinks it compromises him as an artist. He says that once you follow somebody else’s rules, you are no longer an artist.
Well, choosing artistry over sobriety is creating problems for him again. Is there anyone who can help him move back towards sobriety?
Ha ha. No. He doesn’t have any projects in production, so no studio has any say. It’s not like he has anywhere he has to be in the morning. He used to get like ten offers a year, but he’s got nothing right now, so there’s nothing and no one for him to be accountable to. He still has plenty of money so he doesn’t have to work.
We’ll probably just have to wait until he gets arrested (again) before he gets help.
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[Optional] Is he right that artists can’t have rules?