Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon has apologized to his fans following an arrest in Idaho on Friday night.
The actor claims he mixed prescription medicine with alcohol and lost control in Boise, where he was charged with two misdemeanors following a disturbance at a city hotel.
In a statement released on his Facebook page on Monday, Brendon writes: “I apologize. Usually those words end a message like this but I am beginning with them to emphasize how much I regret disappointing my family, my fans, and myself. I can offer an explanation but I make no excuse for my unacceptable behavior.
“For the past 5 days, I have been taking prescription pain medication to help me manage a cyst behind my knee cap, which is scheduled for corrective surgery… I made the poor decision to mix this prescribed medication with alcohol. The result was embarrassing and unacceptable.”
He adds, “I intend to seek appropriate treatment and therapy for my medical ailments as well as my emotional demons. Again: I apologize. Those two small words don’t begin to express my regrets, but they do mark the beginning of my recovery. During this difficult time, I appreciate understanding as I pursue rehabilitation – and I value support as I earn redemption with my family, friends, and fans.”
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