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LaBeouf Hints Of Alcohol Battle In New Interview

LaBeouf Hints Of Alcohol Battle In New Interview

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SHIA LaBEOUF hinted at his struggle with alcohol in an interview prior to his alleged drunk driving arrest at the weekend (26-27Jul08).

The actor was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) after his truck flipped across a road and collided with another vehicle on Sunday (27Jul08).

The incident allegedly followed a night of heavy drinking at a West Hollywood club with his Transformer 2 co-star Isabel Lucas, who sustained a minor head injury in the accident.

And the 22-year-old reveals he has a history with substance abuse in the September edition of men’s magazine Details.

LaBeouf discloses that he and his father – a former heroin addict – would “drink together and smoke together” while he was growing up.

He says, “It’s just a bad deal. It’s not something that is conducive to being a role model – no iconic actors that I know of have problems like that. And I don’t know how to do it like a gentleman. I don’t know how to have one drink.”

LaBeouf remains in hospital after undergoing surgery on his hand following his recent car accident – although his lawyers insist he’ll be back working on the Transformers 2 set within a month.

(JMA/US/LR)

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