Shia LaBeouf was so drunk he thought he was at a party when he disrupted a New York theater performance in June.
The star was arrested at Manhattan venue Studio 54 after interrupting a performance of Cabaret, smoking in the venue, and scuffling with cops outside.
He later pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to complete six months of alcohol rehabilitation treatment, and the actor has now recalled his night of shame, revealing he was so drunk he thought he was attending a party and was simply joining in the fun.
Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, LaBeouf admits that after drinking huge amounts of whisky, he was invited to see Cabaret by a dancer he met in the street.
He says, “I’m walking towards the (theater) and now the drunk is really kicking in. I’m really good and drunk at this point. I get into the theatre and it’s set up like an old club… They have tables and there’s all these women in burlesque and I’m like, ‘Oh, this really is some kind of party or something’… Now I’m drinking these drinks and the show starts and out comes Alan Tuding… Alan Cumming. It could have been Allen Iverson at this point. He’s smoking a cigarette and so I go, ‘Oh, it’s that kind of party. Perfect. I want to have a cigarette too.’ So I pull this cigarette out and I’m smoking a cigarette and these women want nothing to do with me. Nobody wants nothing to do with me, but I don’t care. I’m just seeing Allen Iverson in leather pants and saying this is the craziest show I’ve ever seen.”
LaBeouf insists he even thought the police who arrived to arrest him were all part of the fun, adding, “I see six cops having their own party and anyways, they end up taking me to the station. I get to the station and I quickly realize, I’m not supposed to be here. I’m not made for this set up.
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