Shia LaBeouf seeking treatment for alcoholism

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, Last Updated: 10:48 AM ET

Actor Shia LaBeouf has signed up for professional help to treat his alcoholism.

A day after multiple reports suggested the Transformers star had checked in to a rehab centre in Los Angeles, his representative has revealed he is actually voluntarily receiving treatment for alcohol addiction.

The spokeswoman says, "He understands that these recent actions are a symptom of a larger health problem and he has taken the first of many necessary steps towards recovery."

She insists the rehab reports are bogus.

The news comes just days after LaBeouf was escorted out of a New York theatre following an alleged altercation with security staff after they caught him smoking.

He was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and harassment.


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