Troubled Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor Nicholas Brendon has checked back into rehab after a few recent run-ins with the law.
According to The Hollywood Reporter the actor started treatment Monday at a California facility and is receiving help with “depression, alcoholism and substance abuse issues.”
“Nicholas is excited for the opportunity that comes with recovery,” his manager said to the site in a statement. “He knows it will be a long and difficult road, but he’s happy that he’s receiving the help he needs. We support him 100 percent.”
The actor recently revealed that he feels a large amount of his issues stem from being abused as a child. He previously told Tallahassee Democrat, “When I was a kid, I was molested for two years by a teacher. And that’s never been talked about anywhere. From that moment, my life changed immensely. I haven’t talked about it because I didn’t want to use it as a crutch. I’m seeing as I get older that it did have a huge, huge effect on me. I always thought it was something I could brush aside, and it’s something I can’t brush aside.”
We hope Brendon receives the help he needs.
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