Nicholas Brendon has apologized following his arrest in Florida for allegedly trashing a hotel room.
The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star was detained by police at a Hilton hotel in Fort Lauderdale this week on suspicion of felony grand theft after he allegedly failed to pay a $380 food and drink bill and caused $450 worth of damage to his room.
Brendon, who was in the area to attend a comic book convention, has now issued a statement through his representative, insisting he is taking the incident seriously and seeking help for his issues, which include an alcohol problem.
The statement reads, “Nicholas is, unfortunately, battling a disease that many of us don’t understand. We are working with him to improve upon the situation at hand and look toward the future. He’s sorry for his actions and takes what happened last night very seriously. We will take great care to ensure his safety in the future.”
The star has faced a number of personal issues of late including the dissolution of his five-month marriage and another arrest in October. In 2010, he underwent a course of rehab for addiction to booze and sleeping pills.
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